Yasser Al Shehadat*
Consultant Gastroenterologist, Oman
*Corresponding Author: Yasser Al Shehadat, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Oman.
Received: March 03, 2020; Published: November 27, 2020
The primary reason for early removal of intra-gastric balloon is nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps and gastro-esophageal reflux which is caused by the defense mechanism of the stomach, as balloon is considered as a foreign body. However, it will subside by the conventional treatments such as PPIs. Another reason for balloon removal is Candida esophagitis. Even though, it is a rare side effect, it is very serious. This is due to the long term use of PPIs after balloon insertion for reducing the primary side effects.
Keywords: Gastro-Esophageal Reflux; Candida Esophagitis; Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)
Citation: Yasser Al Shehadat. “Infective Esophagitis and Gastric Balloon Case Study". Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 3.12 (2020): 28-29.
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