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Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2013 Aug;23(4):e162-3. doi: 10.1097/SLE.0b013e31828b7fdb.

Superior mesenteric vein thrombosis after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

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Harlem Hospital Center, Columbia University, New York, NY 10037, USA. lucaspinedabernal26@hotmail.com

Abstract

Laparoscopic procedures for morbid obesity are becoming standard of care which, in experienced hands, has a very low mortality and morbidity. Superior mesenteric vein thrombosis has been reported in the literature after different bariatric and nonbariatric laparoscopic procedures. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a relatively new procedure in the treatment of morbid obesity; its complications being well-known including staple line leak, bleeding, and stricture among others. We present a case of superior mesenteric vein thrombosis after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy successfully managed conservatively with therapeutic anticoagulation, and propose a different hypothesis for the development of such a complication.

PMID:
23917607
DOI:
10.1097/SLE.0b013e31828b7fdb
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