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Postoperative Dehiscence Following Gastric Banding Surgery 

Postoperative Dehiscence Following Gastric Banding Surgery
Postoperative Dehiscence Following Gastric Banding Surgery

Daniel Caplivski

and W. Michael Scheld

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date: 19 September 2021

Case 11c: A 55-year-old woman with no signifi cant past medical history underwent gastric banding surgery for weight loss. Three years later, she had erosion of the lap band into the gastric wall, and the lap band was surgically removed. Postoperatively, she underwent bedside debridement and over the next several months developed dehiscence of the wound, with formation of sinus tracts and abscesses with signifi cant drainage. One year later, she required further debridement, and infectious disease consultation was prompted by the results of operative cultures.

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