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23 June 2010

X-Ray Can Spot Gastric Band Slippage

As weight-loss surgeries increase, more of these emergencies will occur, researchers say

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"Because the consequences of slippage may require acute surgical intervention, it is imperative that the radiologist is familiar with the surgical technique to correctly position the band and the appearance of a gastric band when correctly and incorrectly positioned," study lead author Dr. Sabrina Pieroni, of Boston Medical Center, said in an American College of Radiology/American Roentgen Ray Society news release.

 
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