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Small bowel obstruction and internal hernias during pregnancy after gastric bypass surgery.
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PMID:  18830790     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Small bowel obstruction (SBO) is a recognized complication of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery. Internal hernia (IH) a potential problem associated with RYGB, can have severe consequences if not diagnosed. We present two cases of SBO due to IH during pregnancy after laparoscopic RYGB (LRYGB). Both patients underwent an antecolic, antegastric LRYGB. In both patients a Petersen's type IH was found. We reviewed the cases reported in the literature of SBO during pregnancy after RYGB. IH should always be ruled out in pregnant patients with previous RYGB and abdominal pain. Prompt surgical intervention is mandatory for a good outcome.
Gonzalo M Torres-Villalobos; Todd A Kellogg; Daniel B Leslie; Gintaras Antanavicius; Rafael S Andrade; Bridget Slusarek; Tracy L Prosen; Sayeed Ikramuddin
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-10-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obesity surgery     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0960-8923     ISO Abbreviation:  Obes Surg     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9106714     Medline TA:  Obes Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  944-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA.
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