Severe peritonitis due to Streptococcus viridans following adjustable gastric banding

Chia Che Chen, Ming Te Huang, Po Li Wei, Hung Hua Liang, Soul-Chin Chen, Chih Hsiung Wu, Weu Wang

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Abstract

Late postoperative intra-abdominal infections after laparoscopic gastric banding are extremely rare and may or may not be associated with the device following uncomplicated adjustable gastric banding procedures. The spectrum of pathogens associated with intra-abdominal infections is diverse and depends on the origin of the infection. Streptococci is a significant cause of peritoneal dialysis peritonitis (6% to 16% of the cases), and S. viridans is reported to account for up to 93% of streptococci infections. However, peritonitis due to S. viridans in patients following adjustable gastric banding is very rare. We herein report a non-uremic case of a 38-year-old male patient with severe peritonitis due to S. viridans 5 years after an uneventful primary gastric banding procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1603-1605
Number of pages3
JournalObesity Surgery
Volume20
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010

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Keywords

  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
  • Peritonitis
  • Streptococci viridans

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

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Severe peritonitis due to Streptococcus viridans following adjustable gastric banding. / Chen, Chia Che; Huang, Ming Te; Wei, Po Li; Liang, Hung Hua; Chen, Soul-Chin; Wu, Chih Hsiung; Wang, Weu.

In: Obesity Surgery, Vol. 20, No. 11, 11.2010, p. 1603-1605.

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Chen, Chia Che ; Huang, Ming Te ; Wei, Po Li ; Liang, Hung Hua ; Chen, Soul-Chin ; Wu, Chih Hsiung ; Wang, Weu. / Severe peritonitis due to Streptococcus viridans following adjustable gastric banding. In: Obesity Surgery. 2010 ; Vol. 20, No. 11. pp. 1603-1605.
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