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LAGB in pregnancy: slippage after hyperemesis gravidarum. Report of a case.
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PMID:  23064305     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Bariatric surgery procedures are more and more performed in women of reproductive age, whose fertility often increases after weight loss, so they frequently become pregnant. In this condition they require appropriate management, according to the type of procedure, malabsorptive or restrictive. If health risks related to obesity (gestational diabetes, pregnancyinduced hypertension, pre-eclampsia) decrease after weight loss, other risks related to bariatric procedures could appear. LAGB is a safe and well-tolerated procedure, but some complications could appear more frequently during pregnancy; some symptoms could be suggestive for important complications, that if not treated in the best way could threaten mother and child's health. Emesis of the first trimester could favor slippage, thus influencing feeding and fetal growth. The slippage of the band is a common complication of LAGB, that usually does not lead to serious conditions, but in our case the pregnant risked a lot because of malnutrition. The purpose of this article is to present an obstetric case study of a woman who experienced this complication postbariatric surgery and the implications for mother and child. A correct diagnosis and management of the clinical case led to a positive conclusion, thus underlining bariatric surgery and its complications should be known and taken into account by every physician. KEY WORDS: LAGB, Pregnancy, Slippage.
Vincenzo Pilone; Rosa Di Micco; Angela Monda; Elisabetta Villamaina; Maurizio Gentile; Pietro Forestieri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annali italiani di chirurgia     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0003-469X     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Ital Chir     Publication Date:    2012 Sep-Oct
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Created Date:  2012-10-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372343     Medline TA:  Ann Ital Chir     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  429-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
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