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Internal Medicine
Vol. 51 (2012) No. 8 P 969-975




A 34-year-old Japanese woman presented at our institution weighing 182.7 kg, 148.2 cm tall, and with a body mass index of 83.2 kg/m2. She had been overweight since childhood, but no abnormality was found to explain her obesity. Treatments, including mazindol, bofu-tsusho-san, dietary restriction, and BioEnterics Intragastric Balloon, did not result in improvement of her obesity. Finally, we performed sleeve gastrectomy, and she has maintained her weight within 130-140 kg without rebounding for 2 and a half years. We followed the clinical changes before and after the operation. This case provides potentially interesting information regarding operative treatment for morbid obesity in Japanese.

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