Esophageal perforation after gastric balloon extraction

Obes Surg. 2009 Feb;19(2):257-260. doi: 10.1007/s11695-008-9605-9. Epub 2008 Aug 8.

Abstract

We report a case of a 59-year-old female with esophageal perforation following endoscopic removal of an intragastric balloon. To our knowledge, this is the first case of esophageal perforation associated with intragastric balloon extraction reported in the English literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Bariatric Surgery / instrumentation*
  • Device Removal / adverse effects*
  • Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal
  • Esophageal Perforation / diagnosis
  • Esophageal Perforation / etiology*
  • Female
  • Gastric Balloon / adverse effects*
  • Gastric Outlet Obstruction / diagnosis
  • Gastric Outlet Obstruction / etiology
  • Humans
  • Mediastinal Emphysema / diagnostic imaging
  • Mediastinal Emphysema / etiology
  • Mediastinitis / diagnostic imaging
  • Mediastinitis / etiology
  • Middle Aged
  • Obesity, Morbid / surgery*
  • Subcutaneous Emphysema / etiology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed