Herein, we make a video presentation of an endoscopic reversal of a strictured vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG), carried out through an endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)-guided transluminal therapy system, in order to accurately identify the common gastric wall and to allow the application of an endoscopic stent. The operative time was 60 min, and no intraoperative complication was recorded. On postoperative day 1, an upper GI swallow showed the oral contrast easily flowing into the body of the stomach throughout the stent. A semi-solid diet was started on day 1. The postoperative course was uneventful, and the patient was discharged on day 2. At the 3-month follow-up visit, the patient denied further symptoms. The follow-up upper GI swallow and endoscopy showed a patent gastro-gastrostomy and no residual gastric pouch dilation or stagnation of the oral contrast, and the stent was therefore removed. Gastro-gastrostomy by endoscopic stenting appears to be an effective option to relief symptoms in strictured VBG, and EUS guidance has made access to the target structure easier and safer.

Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Stented Gastro-Gastrostomy for Strictured Vertical Banded Gastroplasty

Balsamo F.;Pagano N.;Rottoli M.;Di Simone M. P.;Sciannamea A.;Poggioli G.;
2020

Abstract

Herein, we make a video presentation of an endoscopic reversal of a strictured vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG), carried out through an endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)-guided transluminal therapy system, in order to accurately identify the common gastric wall and to allow the application of an endoscopic stent. The operative time was 60 min, and no intraoperative complication was recorded. On postoperative day 1, an upper GI swallow showed the oral contrast easily flowing into the body of the stomach throughout the stent. A semi-solid diet was started on day 1. The postoperative course was uneventful, and the patient was discharged on day 2. At the 3-month follow-up visit, the patient denied further symptoms. The follow-up upper GI swallow and endoscopy showed a patent gastro-gastrostomy and no residual gastric pouch dilation or stagnation of the oral contrast, and the stent was therefore removed. Gastro-gastrostomy by endoscopic stenting appears to be an effective option to relief symptoms in strictured VBG, and EUS guidance has made access to the target structure easier and safer.
Balsamo F.; Pagano N.; Rottoli M.; Di Simone M.P.; Sciannamea A.; Poggioli G.; Bernante P.
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