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Gastroenterol Clin Biol. 2007 Apr;31(4):378-84.

[Gallbladder complications after bariatric surgery].

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Unité de chirurgie viscérale et digestive, Hôtel-Dieu, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris, Université Paris V René Descartes, Paris, France.


With the increased incidence of obesity in the developed countries, and the failure of medical treatments, bariatric surgery has increased rapidly. Although laparoscopic gastroplasty is the most popular bariatric intervention in France, the gold standard tends to be the laparoscopic gastric bypass. The severe weight loss caused by this type of procedure induces specific middle or long term complications such as biliary lithiasis. In this literature we describe different physiopathological mechanisms of lithiasis after gastric bypass by coeliosurgery or gastroplasty, their diagnosis, and preventive treatment to avoid these complications.

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