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Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1995 Nov;173(5):1630-1.

Gastrointestinal hemorrhage during pregnancy in a patient with a history of vertical-banded gastroplasty.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston 77030, USA.


Pregnancy after gastric bypass for morbid obesity is well reported; however, the only maternal complications described have involved nutritional deficiencies. We report a case of gastrointestinal hemorrhage during pregnancy resulting from erosion of a synthetic graft from a vertical-banded gastroplasty performed 4 years previously.

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