Patrick Neshiwat, Matthew Dong, MD, MPH, Daniel Herron, MD, Gustavo Fernandez-Ranvier, MD, PhD. Garlock Division of General, Endocrine & Metabolic Surgery
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (SG) is the most common and effective weight loss procedure worldwide. However, with the increase in the number of cases done, several unexpected complications have been noted. There is limited literature on the underlying causes leading to gastric migration after SG. We present a case of a 59-year-old female who underwent a SG and developed an acute gastric migration into the mediastinum. We report this case with the goal of discussing the clinical characteristics along with the technical aspect of the repair and the outcome.
Keywords: Sleeve gastrectomy migration, Sleeve complication, Sleeve postoperative dysphagia, Paraesophageal hernia
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 84852
Program Number: V073
Presentation Session: Acute Care Session
Presentation Type: Video