Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-8336
Soll, C; Müller, M K; Wildi, S; Clavien, P A; Weber, M (2008). Reconstruction of the gastric passage by a side-to-side gastrogastrostomy after failed vertical-banded gastroplasty: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports, 2:185:1-4.
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INTRODUCTION: Vertical-banded gastroplasty, a technique that is commonly performed in the treatment of morbid obesity, represents a nonadjustable restrictive procedure which reduces the volume of the upper stomach by a vertical stapler line. In addition, a textile or silicone band restricts food passage through the stomach. CASE PRESENTATION: A 71-year-old woman presented with a severe gastric stenosis 11 years after vertical gastroplasty. We describe a side-to-side gastrogastrostomy as a safe surgical procedure to restore the physiological gastric passage after failed vertical-banded gastroplasty. CONCLUSION: Occasionally, restrictive procedures for morbid obesity cannot be converted into an alternative bariatric procedure to maintain weight control. This report demonstrates that a side-to-side gastrogastrostomy is a feasible and safe procedure.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Visceral and Transplantation Surgery|
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||610 Medicine & health|
|Deposited On:||18 Dec 2008 11:30|
|Last Modified:||23 Nov 2012 12:59|
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