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Gastric Balloon

"Gastric Balloon" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

An inflatable device implanted in the stomach as an adjunct to therapy of morbid obesity. Specific types include the silicone Garren-Edwards Gastric Bubble (GEGB), approved by the FDA in 1985, and the Ballobes Balloon.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Gastric Balloon" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Gastric Balloon" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 18 publications over 10 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2018 and 2019
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