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Obesity Surgery

, Volume 19, Issue 5, pp 674–675 | Cite as

Bioenterics Intragastric Balloon May Represent an Alternative and Effective Treatment for Body Weight Control in Prader–Willi Syndrome

  • A. CrinòEmail author
  • G. Di Giorgio
  • F. De Peppo
  • S. Spera
  • M. Rivosecchi
  • G. Castelli Gattinara
Letter to the Editor

Keywords

Obesity Bariatric Surgical Procedure Biliopancreatic Diversion Behavioral Approach Bioenterics Intragastric Balloon 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Crinò
    • 1
    Email author
  • G. Di Giorgio
    • 1
  • F. De Peppo
    • 2
  • S. Spera
    • 1
  • M. Rivosecchi
    • 2
  • G. Castelli Gattinara
    • 1
  1. 1.Pediatric and Autoimmune Endocrine Diseases UnitBambino Gesù Children’s Hospital Research InstitutePalidoro (Roma)Italy
  2. 2.Paediatric Surgery UnitBambino Gesù Children’s Hospital Research InstitutePalidoro (Roma)Italy

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