CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Endosc Int Open 2018; 06(11): E1322-E1329
DOI: 10.1055/a-0743-5520
Case report
Owner and Copyright © Georg Thieme Verlag KG 2018

Exclusively endoscopic approach to treating gastric perforation caused by an intragastric balloon: case series and literature review

Sérgio Alexandre Barrichello Junior
1  Endoscopy Unit, Gastro Obeso Center, São Paulo, Brazil
,
Igor Braga Ribeiro
2  Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit, Hospital das Clínicas, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, São Paulo, Brazil
,
Ricardo José Fittipaldi-Fernandez
3  Endoscopy Unit, Endogastro Rio, São Paulo, Brazil
,
Ana Carolina Hoff
3  Endoscopy Unit, Endogastro Rio, São Paulo, Brazil
,
Diogo Turiani Hourneaux de Moura
2  Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit, Hospital das Clínicas, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, São Paulo, Brazil
,
Mauricio Kazuyoshi Minata
2  Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit, Hospital das Clínicas, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, São Paulo, Brazil
,
Thiago Ferreira de Souza
2  Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit, Hospital das Clínicas, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, São Paulo, Brazil
,
Manoel dos Passos Galvão Neto
4  Florida International University, Miami, Florida, United States
,
Eduardo Guimarães Hourneaux de Moura
2  Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit, Hospital das Clínicas, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, São Paulo, Brazil
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Publication History

submitted 14 June 2018

accepted after revision 31 July 2018

Publication Date:
07 November 2018 (online)

  

Abstract

Background and study aims Obesity is a serious disease, resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. Intragastric balloons (IGBs) have been in use since the 1980s. After the insertion of an IGB, complications such as migration of the device and even severe gastric perforation can occur, requiring laparoscopic surgery. Here, we report three cases of gastric perforation after IGB insertion. In all three cases, the perforation was successfully repaired through an exclusively endoscopic approach.