Migration of an intragastric balloon: A case report

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Introduction Intragastric balloons are a non-surgical treatment method for obesity. Presentation of case We report a 28 year old Kuwaiti women presented with vomiting and epigastric pain two years following insertion of a intra gastric balloon. The women was diagnosed as a case of intestinal obstruction secondary to intragastric balloon migration. Discussion Most intragastric balloons, should be removed in 6 months, to prevent complications. In our case, failure to follow up and remove the intragastric balloons in time led to bowel obstruction secondary to balloon migration. Conclusion We report a rare complication of the BioEnterics intragastric balloon. Adherence to manufacturer and physician recommendations may prevent serious complications of intra gastric balloon insertion.

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Al Shammari, N. M., Alshammari, A. S., Alkandari, M. A., & Abdulsalam, A. J. (2016). Migration of an intragastric balloon: A case report. International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, 27, 10–12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijscr.2016.08.006

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