Severe maternal morbidity after gastric banding
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"Pregnancies occurring after bariatric surgery can experience surgical complications. This case report of severe maternal morbidity should prompt clinicians to have a heightened awareness of bariatric surgery complications, such as gastric band erosion, in pregnancy. A 30-year-old gravida 1 presented at 11 weeks with epigastric pain after a laparoscopic gastric banding procedure performed three years ago. Her pain improved after the gastric band was deflated under ultrasound guidance. She returned one week later with a severe headache and three syncopal episodes. Her hemoglobin was 3.2 g/dl for which she received blood transfusions during her ICU admission. An upper endoscopy showed that the gastric band had completely eroded through the gastric mucosa. A laparoscopy under general anesthesia without complications."....

http://www.edoriumjournals.com/journal-of-case-reports-and-images-in-obstetrics-and-gynecology/archive/2016-archive/100010Z08MK2016-kominiarek/100010Z08MK2016-kominiarek-full-text.php
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