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Mycobacterium chelonae associated with rapid erosion of non-sutured laparoscopic gastric band
International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
  • Muhammed Ashraf Memon, Bond University
  • Breda Memon, Sunnybank Obesity Centre and South East Queensland Surgery (SEQS)
  • Michael Whitby, The University of Queensland, Australia
Date of this Version
1-1-2016
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Journal Article
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Memon, M. A., Memon, B., & Whitby, M. (2016). Mycobacterium chelonae associated with rapid erosion of non-sutured laparoscopic gastric band. International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, 24, 4-6.

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Abstract
Introduction To describe a case of rapidly eroded laparoscopic placed non-sutured gastric band secondary to Mycobacterium chelonae. Presentation of case A 65 year old male, who had undergone laparoscopic gastric banding two months prior for morbid obesity, presented to the clinic complaining of abdominal pain and night time fever of 4 days duration. Urgent gastroscopy revealed eroded gastric band which was removed laparoscopically. Discussion M. chelonae are not uncommon in Queensland. Although the mode of acquisition of infection remains unclear, it is suspected that human disease results from environmental exposure to dirty soil and water. The patient lives in rural Queensland and uses tank water which may be contaminated with M. chelonae. Conclusion It is imperative to consider environmentally acquired infection in patients with rapid erosion of non-sutured gastric band.
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Muhammed Ashraf Memon, Breda Memon and Michael Whitby. "Mycobacterium chelonae associated with rapid erosion of non-sutured laparoscopic gastric band" International Journal of Surgery Case Reports Vol. 24 (2016) p. 4 - 6 ISSN: 2210-2612
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