Published in Telemedicine Law Weekly, August 27th, 2005
"Endoscopic removal of an adjustable gastric band is a feasible procedure with few complications, according to our series of eight patients. We report the case of a 56-year-old woman who underwent endoscopic removal of a gastric band which had eroded through the gastric wall; this procedure was performed under general anesthesia, while the surgical group removed the subcutaneous port," investigators in Brazil report.
"The patient developed a large pneumoperitoneum after the procedure, and...
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