Obesity Surgery

, 19:1734 | Cite as

Cecal Volvulus as a Complication of Gastric Banding

  • Abdulla Fakhro
  • James M. O’Riordan
  • Leo P. Lawler
  • P. Ronan O’Connell
Case Report


Surgery is an increasingly important management option for patients with obesity. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is a procedure employed to treat morbid obesity refractory to medical therapy. It works by reducing the capacity of the stomach and promoting early satiety. We report the unusual case of a 33-year-old female who presented acutely 2 years following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding with cecal volvulus and closed loop obstruction caused by displacement of the connecting tube.


Morbid obesity Obesity surgery Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) Large bowel obstruction Cecal volvulus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abdulla Fakhro
    • 1
  • James M. O’Riordan
    • 1
  • Leo P. Lawler
    • 2
  • P. Ronan O’Connell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryMater Misericordiae University HospitalDublin 7Ireland
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyMater Misericordiae University HospitalDublin 7Ireland

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