Jocelyn F Burke, MD, Evan T Alicuben, MD, John C Lipham, MD. Keck School of Medicine of USC
We present a case report of a 35-year-old patient who underwent a laparoscopic magnetic sphincter augmentation device placement for gastroesophageal reflux disease four years prior to this presentation. He experienced new onset dysphagia and recurrent reflux, and an esophagogastroduodenoscopy showed erosion of magnetic beads into the esophageal lumen. The device was removed with a primary endoscopic partial retrieval followed by delayed laparoscopic completion. We discuss the recommended approach to these patients with device erosion.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 88418
Program Number: V033
Presentation Session: Foregut Videos Session
Presentation Type: Video