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Delayed intrathoracic gastric perforation after obesity surgery: a severe complication.

Vogelaar FJ, Adhin SK, Schuttevaer HM - Obes Surg (2008)

Bottom Line: 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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Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Rijnland Hospital, Simon Smitweg 2, P.O. Box 2321 GA, Leiderdorp, The Netherlands. j.vogelaar@rijnland.nl

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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Complete atelectasis of the left lung caused by an intrathoracic stomach and a left-sided pneumothorax
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Fig2: Complete atelectasis of the left lung caused by an intrathoracic stomach and a left-sided pneumothorax

Mentions: After a nasogastric tube was inserted, the patient was intubated because of respiratory insufficiency. A computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest showed a complete atelectasis of the left lung caused by an intrathoracic stomach and a left-sided pneumothorax (Fig. 2). The condition of the patient worsened and she was taken to the operating room for urgent laparotomy.Fig. 2


Delayed intrathoracic gastric perforation after obesity surgery: a severe complication.

Vogelaar FJ, Adhin SK, Schuttevaer HM - Obes Surg (2008)

Complete atelectasis of the left lung caused by an intrathoracic stomach and a left-sided pneumothorax
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Fig2: Complete atelectasis of the left lung caused by an intrathoracic stomach and a left-sided pneumothorax
Mentions: After a nasogastric tube was inserted, the patient was intubated because of respiratory insufficiency. A computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest showed a complete atelectasis of the left lung caused by an intrathoracic stomach and a left-sided pneumothorax (Fig. 2). The condition of the patient worsened and she was taken to the operating room for urgent laparotomy.Fig. 2

Bottom Line: 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.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Rijnland Hospital, Simon Smitweg 2, P.O. Box 2321 GA, Leiderdorp, The Netherlands. j.vogelaar@rijnland.nl

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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Related in: MedlinePlus