intragastric 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

intragastric balloon

An inflatable device in inserted into the stomach to induce satiety, used to treat morbid obesity.
See also: balloon
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