Gastroenterologists have made several changes to their practice following the death of a woman who had intragastric balloon (IGB) surgery despite it being contraindicated, a NSW coronial inquest has been told. A 67-year old NSW woman, Margaret Pegum, died from sepsis caused by a perforation in her stomach wall on July 6, 2015, a fortnight ...
Death after “unwise” IGB surgery sparks call for new guidelines
By Tessa Hoffman
3 May 2018