Obesity Surgery

, Volume 19, Issue 12, pp 1727–1730 | Cite as

Small Bowel Obstruction Due to Air-Filled Intragastric Balloon

  • Zafer S. MatarEmail author
  • Abbas A. Mohamed
  • Muhammad Abukhater
  • Mobarak Hussien
  • Fawaz Emran
  • Nadeem A. Bhat
Case Report


Intragastric balloons have gained popularity in the management of morbid obesity. Although the procedure of insertion is easy and is generally accepted by patients, a few complications can occur. We report a case of small bowel obstruction caused by spontaneous deflation and forced passage of an air-filled intragastric balloon into the small bowel.


Intragastric balloon Morbid obesity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zafer S. Matar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Abbas A. Mohamed
    • 1
  • Muhammad Abukhater
    • 1
  • Mobarak Hussien
    • 1
  • Fawaz Emran
    • 1
  • Nadeem A. Bhat
    • 1
  1. 1.King Khalid HospitalRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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