, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 136-137
Date: 01 Feb 2003

Carcinoma in the Gastric Pouch Years after Vertical Banded Gastroplasty

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A 67-year-old lady presented with anemia and weight loss 15 years after vertical banded gastroplasty. The cancer was confined to the pouch, which is suggestive of a relationship to the anti-obesity surgery. A brief review with possible contributing factors is presented.