gastric balloon

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A doughnut-shaped inflatable polyurethane cylinder designed to decrease the available stomach volume, used in morbid obesity to decrease hunger. When placed for prolonged periods, it induces hyperplasia of the G or gastrin-producing cells and/or pressure ulcers of the mucosa

gastric balloon

Garren's balloon A doughnut-shaped inflatable polyurethane cylinder designed to ↓ the available stomach volume, used in morbid obesity to ↓ gnawing hunger; when placed for prolonged periods, it induces hyperplasia of the G or gastrin-producing cells or pressure ulcers, See Diet, Ileal bypass operation, Morbid obesity.