Failure of gastric bypass following several gastrointestinal hemorrhages

Enrico Mozzi, Ezio Lattuada, Marco Antonio Zappa, Ilaria Antonini, Francesco Andreoli, Sara Badiali, Giancarlo Roviaro

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Gastrointestinal hemorrhage is an infrequent major complication of gastric bypass. We present, a 22-year-old morbidly obese man who underwent a laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and had several life-threatening hemorrhages from both the gastric pouch and gastric remnant, associated with an intra-abdominal hemorrhage. The patient underwent two subsequent reoperations, leading eventually to gastrectomy. The possibility to discover all the sources of bleeding after gastric bypass is discussed, and the adoption of a modification of the procedure that allows the investigation of the excluded stomach is suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)523-525
Number of pages3
JournalObesity Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010


  • Gastric bypass complications
  • Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
  • Marginal ulcer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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