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