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Rare disease
Acute dysphagia: an unusual treatable cause
  1. Jonathan Mathers,
  2. Ashis Banerjee,
  3. David Mbamalu
  1. Emergency Department, Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield, Middlesex, UK
  1. Ashis Banerjee, libra19542003{at}


Bariatric surgery is a rapidly expanding surgical sub-speciality, with a large proportion of the relevant surgical procedures being performed in the private sector. Acute complications of newer surgical procedures can lead to emergency department presentation, with which the staff may be unfamiliar. A 34-year-old woman was seen in the emergency department with acute total dysphagia following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, which was treated successfully by a simple bedside procedure.

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