Obesity Surgery

, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 257–260 | Cite as

Esophageal Perforation After Gastric Balloon Extraction

  • Dan Ruiz
  • Kelly Vranas
  • Davida A. Robinson
  • Liberato Salvatore
  • James W. Turner
  • Talat AddasiEmail author
Case Reports


We report a case of a 59-year-old female with esophageal perforation following endoscopic removal of an intragastric balloon. To our knowledge, this is the first case of esophageal perforation associated with intragastric balloon extraction reported in the English literature.


Esophageal perforation Intragastric balloon Obesity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dan Ruiz
    • 1
  • Kelly Vranas
    • 3
  • Davida A. Robinson
    • 1
  • Liberato Salvatore
    • 2
  • James W. Turner
    • 4
  • Talat Addasi
    • 1
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryNew York Hospital QueensNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of GastroenterologyNew York Hospital QueensNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Weill Medical College, New York Presbyterian HospitalCornell UniversityNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.New YorkUSA

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