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Obesity Surgery

, Volume 16, Issue 5, pp 664–666 | Cite as

Fracture of the Spike of the Circular Stapler: an Unexpected Cause of Conversion of a Laparoscopic Vertical Banded Gastroplasty

  • Evangelos Menenakos
  • Emmanuel Lagoudianakis
  • Dimitrios Dardamanis
  • Dimitrios Theodorou
  • Emmanuel Leandros
  • John Bramis
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Laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty (LVGB), is a safe and efficient bariatric operation, with low intraoperative complications. We report an unusual cause of conversion of a LVGB to an open procedure due to the fracture of the spike of the circular stapler during gastric penetration.

LAPAROSCOPIC VERTICAL BANDED GASTROPLASTY MORBID OBESITY CONVERSION CIRCULAR STAPLER ADVERSE EVENT 

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  • Evangelos Menenakos
    • Emmanuel Lagoudianakis
      • Dimitrios Dardamanis
        • Dimitrios Theodorou
          • Emmanuel Leandros
            • John Bramis

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