Department of General, Oncological and Digestive Tract Surgery, Medical Centre of Postgraduate Education, Warszawa
Head of Department: prof. Wiesław Tarnowski, MD, PhD
Bariatric surgery is a recognized method of treating morbid obesity (1-5). Sleeve gastrectomy, gaining increased popularity, is one of the operating methods used in the surgical treatment of obesity (6, 7). One of the specific complication associated with this procedure is stenosis of the sleeve (8, 9). The choice of the method of dealing with this complication depends on experience, the length of stricture and its location. The primary method of treating strictures after sleeve gastrectomy is dilatation with endoscopic balloons (10, 11). In the absence of efficacy of endoscopic methods, surgery should be considered (10, 12-14). We describe a case of successful endoscopic balloon dilatation in the management of symptomatic stricture after sleeve laparoscopic gastrectomy in a 17-year-old female patient.
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