ReShape Intragastric Balloon Complicated by Gastric Perforation and Peritonitis.

Journal Article

BACKGROUND:Obesity is a growing global epidemic with tremendous financial burden and health care costs worldwide. Restrictive surgery has emerged as the definitive treatment option to combat morbid obesity and its associated comorbidities. The advent of endoscopy has new grounds in obesity with the introduction of inflatable balloon placed in the stomach that decreases satiety by volume restriction. MATERIALS AND METHODS:We report a first case of gastric perforation with peritonitis after ReShape intragastric balloon placement that needed emergent surgical intervention. Decision was made to proceed with exploratory laparotomy, device deflation, and removal with subsequent gastric defect repair. RESULTS:Postoperative period was uneventful, drain was removed on postoperative day 2, and patient tolerated diet and was discharged home subsequently. Biopsy of the perforation site demonstrated mild non-specific chronic gastritis. CONCLUSION:In the modern era of minimal invasiveness, any new approach would roar popularity among patients and hence is of utmost importance for clinicians to be constantly educated on scientific research and innovations in their field.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kalabin, A; Mani, VR; Dinesh, A; Suman, P; Ahmed, L

Published Date

  • July 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 2126 - 2129

PubMed ID

  • 29696573

Pubmed Central ID

  • 29696573

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1708-0428

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0960-8923

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11695-018-3276-y


  • eng