Delayed Intrathoracic Gastric Perforation After Obesity Surgery: A Severe Complication

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Abstract

We describe a case of a patient with an intrathoracic gastric perforation, 6 months after she underwent a gastric banding procedure for the treatment of morbid obesity. After an urgent laparotomy during which the stomach was replaced and oversewn, she recovered uneventfully. The possible mechanism of this severe complication is discussed.

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