Pancreatitis due to the total displacement of intragastric balloon to duodenum

Ağca B., Esen Bulut N., İşcan A. Y., Memişoğlu K.

Laparoscopic Endoscopic Surgical Science, vol.25, no.4, pp.157-160, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Intragastric balloon (IGB) application in obesity treatment is an easily applied non-surgical method which has an effective weight loss potential. However, with increasing use in recent years, life-threatening complications have been reported in the literature. In addition to gastric perforation and intestinal obstruction due to serious complications, it has recently started to take its place in the literature. Thirteen cases of pancreatatitis due to IGB administration have been reported so far.In this study, a patient with morbid obese patient, acute abdominal pain and vomiting, who had intragastric balloon application five months ago, was evaluated.Biochemical and radiological work-up revealed total migration of the balloon to duodenum and acute pancreatitis due to compression effect.