From Libre Pathology
- Gastric banding is done to treat obesity.
- May be excised if the individual does not have a sufficient weight loss or weight gain.
Features of laparoscopic gastric band capsule:
- Foreign body reaction (giant cells).
- Inflammation (chronic).
Gastric Band, Removal: - Gastric band (gross only). - Benign fibrous tissue with mild inflammation, consistent with capsule. - NEGATIVE for malignancy.
Gastric Band, Removal: - Foreign body, consistent with gastric band (gross only). - Benign fibroadipose tissue, NEGATIVE for significant pathology.
Gastric Band, Removal: - Small fragments of gastric mucosa with moderate chronic inactive inflammation, and scant benign adipose tissue. - Mixed micro-organisms (rods, cocci, actinomycetes) compatible with oropharyngeal source; clinical correlation suggested. - Cellular debris (in keeping with erosion) and foreign material. - Foreign body compatible with gastric band (gross only). - NEGATIVE for intestinal metaplasia. - NEGATIVE for dysplasia and NEGATIVE for malignancy.
- Tan, MH.; Yee, GY.; Jorgensen, JO.; Kuzinkovas, V.; Talbot, ML.; Loi, KW.; Viswanathan, S.; Gill, AJ.. "A histologic evaluation of the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band capsule by tissue sampling during sleeve gastrectomy performed at different time points after band removal.". Surg Obes Relat Dis 10 (4): 620-5. doi:10.1016/j.soard.2014.02.037. PMID 24958647.