Concurrent band and tube migration following acute pancreatitis

Ezio Lattuada, Marco Antonio Zappa, Enrico Mozzi, Ilaria Antonini, Paolo Boati, Sara Badiali, Gian Carlo Roviaro

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


A 52-year-old woman developed an acute pancreatitis 7 years after gastric banding for morbid obesity. The patient presented a stable weight loss. Three months before, a radiological band calibration showed a normal position of the band. Investigations revealed that the pancreatitis was related to the presence of gallstones, complicated by a stone in the choledocic tract. The band migrated completely into the gastric lumen and passed far down the jejunum. The band was still connected to the port but the connecting tube did not follow the normal course of duodenum, entering the stomach in the middle of the greater curvature and getting out on the same side 5 cm more distad. The patient underwent first an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram with sphinterectomy, then a laparoscopy that allowed us to remove the band, via jejunotomy, and the tube, which was outside the stomach. The postoperative course was uneventful.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-331
Number of pages3
JournalObesity Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008


  • Band migration
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Connecting tube migration
  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
  • Morbid obesity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


Dive into the research topics of 'Concurrent band and tube migration following acute pancreatitis'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this