Obesity Surgery

, Volume 19, Issue 7, pp 941–943 | Cite as

Gastro-Broncho-Pleural Fistula after Laparoscopic Gastric Band Placement

  • Kelly A. GarrettEmail author
  • Carl Rosati
Case Report


Laparoscopic gastric band placement is a common procedure for morbid obesity. Common complications include gastric perforation, band erosion, and band slippage. We present the first report in the literature of gastro-bronchial-pleural fistula after laparoscopic gastric band placement.


Gastric band Gastro-bronchial-pleural fistula Gastro-pleural fistula Gastro-bronchial fistula 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryAlbany Medical CollegeAlbanyUSA

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