Obesity Surgery

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 125–127 | Cite as

Perforation of an Adjustable Gastric Banding Connecting Tube into distal Transverse Colon with Intra-luminal Migration

  • Giuseppe NavarraEmail author
  • Cinzia Musolino
  • Tommaso Centorrino
  • Maria Luisa De Marco
  • Giuseppe Sarra
  • Giuseppe Currò
Case Report


Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is one of the most common bariatric procedures performed in Europe and Australia. Major post-operative complications are limited but once they occur, prompt diagnosis and treatment are mandatory. LAGB complications are related either to the port and the connecting tube, such as infection or tubing disconnection and migration, or to the band, such as slippage, pouch dilatation, or intra-gastric migration. We report a case of intra-colonic migration of the connecting tube occurring 4 years after gastric banding placement in a patient otherwise asymptomatic.


Morbid obesity Laparoscopy Gastric banding Intra-colonic migration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe Navarra
    • 1
    Email author
  • Cinzia Musolino
    • 1
  • Tommaso Centorrino
    • 1
  • Maria Luisa De Marco
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Sarra
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Currò
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MessinaMessinaItaly

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