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Asian J Endosc Surg. 2015 May;8(2):209-11. doi: 10.1111/ases.12169.

V-loc™ capable of grasping surrounding tissue causes obstruction at the jejunojejunostomy after Roux-en-Y laparoscopic gastric bypass.

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Department of Surgery, Sint Lucas Andreas Hospital, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Abstract

Because of the increasing number of morbidly obese patients, laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is increasingly being performed to treat these patients and achieve sustained weight loss. Postoperative abdominal symptoms suggestive of impaired gastrointestinal passage are a diagnostic challenge after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Here, we present the case of a V-loc™-induced obstruction at the jejunojejunostomy caused by the ability of the V-loc suture to grasp surrounding tissue that required re-laparoscopy. To our knowledge, this specific type of postoperative complication after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass has not been described previously.

KEYWORDS:

Gastric bypass; V-loc™; small bowel obstruction

PMID:
25913590
DOI:
10.1111/ases.12169
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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