Cecal Volvulus as a Complication of Gastric Banding
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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.
KeywordsMorbid obesity Obesity surgery Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) Large bowel obstruction Cecal volvulus