Maternal-neonatal vitamin K deficiency secondary to maternal biliopancreatic diversion

Iliana Bersani, Maria Pia De Carolis, Silvia Salvi, Enrico Zecca, Costantino Romagnoli, Sara De Carolis

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Bariatric surgery has become a common therapeutic approach for severe obesity, in case of unsuccessful behavioural and/or medical interventions. During the past years, the number of obese women who underwent bariatric surgery in childbearing age has progressively increased. We report a case of vitamin K deficiency, due to maternal biliopancreatic diversion, resulting in a symptomatic clinical presentation in the mother and in a hypocoagulable state in her neonate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)334-336
Number of pages3
JournalBlood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011


  • biliopancreatic diversion
  • coagulopathy
  • malabsorption
  • neonate
  • vitamin K

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology


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