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Obesity Surgery

, Volume 19, Issue 8, pp 1195–1196 | Cite as

Gastric Perforation During Removal of an Intragastric Balloon

  • Pablo del PozoEmail author
  • Benito Flores
  • Ramon Lirón
  • Bruno Andrés
  • Juan Gervasio Martin-Lorenzo
  • Silvia Chacón
  • Pilar Esteban
  • Jose Luis Aguayo-Albasini
Case Report

Abstract

The intragastric balloon system is licensed for temporary use in moderately obese patients who have significant health risks related to their obesity and have failed to achieve and maintain significant weight loss with a supervised weight control program alone. Although intragastric balloons are advocated as safe devices, major complications have been described. We report a case of a gastric perforation during the removal of an intragastric balloon. This is the first case reported in the literature.

Keywords

Intragastric balloon Gastric perforation Morbid obesity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pablo del Pozo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Benito Flores
    • 1
  • Ramon Lirón
    • 1
  • Bruno Andrés
    • 1
  • Juan Gervasio Martin-Lorenzo
    • 1
  • Silvia Chacón
    • 1
  • Pilar Esteban
    • 1
  • Jose Luis Aguayo-Albasini
    • 1
  1. 1.General Surgery DepartmentHospital Morales MeseguerMurciaSpain

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