Perforation of the gastric remnant in a patient post-Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
BMJ Case Reports , Volume 2016
With the dramatic increase in obesity surgery and the subsequent increase in ageing post-gastric bypass patients, early recognition of possible and serious complications is of the utmost importance. We present a case of a 33-year-old woman who presented to the emergency room, with progressive epigastric pain. The patient had undergone laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery 14 months earlier. Diagnostic laparoscopy was performed and showed a prepyloric perforation of the gastric remnant. The defect was closed and omentoplasty was performed. The patient was put on lifelong proton pump inhibitors.
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Ovaere, S, Tse, W.H.W, Schipper, E.E, & Spanjersberg, W.R. (2016). Perforation of the gastric remnant in a patient post-Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. BMJ Case Reports, 2016. doi:10.1136/bcr-2015-213862