Esophageal perforation after gastric balloon extraction

Dan Ruiz, Kelly Vranas, Davida A. Robinson, Liberato Salvatore, James W. Turner, Talat Addasi

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We report a case of a 59-year-old female with esophageal perforation following endoscopic removal of an intragastric balloon. To our knowledge, this is the first case of esophageal perforation associated with intragastric balloon extraction reported in the English literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-260
Number of pages4
JournalObesity Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Esophageal perforation
  • Intragastric balloon
  • Obesity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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