Objective: Intragastric balloon (IGB) is often used to achieve short-term weight reduction in morbidly obese patients. It is placed endoscopically for a 6-month-period either in the pre-bariatric surgery setting and also in cases where no bariatric surgery is planned. Prolonged implantation may be accompanied by serious complications. Case Reports: We herein report two cases of extraction of intact IGBs long time after their placement. Conclusion: Although no adverse events were observed, adherence to manufacturers’ recommendations is definitely suggested.

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