Intussusception after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity: case report and literature review of rare complication

Michael A. Edwards, Ronit Grinbaum, James Ellsmere, Daniel B. Jones, Benjamin E. Schneider

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Abstract

Obstruction of the small intestine is a recognized complication after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery for morbid obesity. Reported causes after bariatric surgery include volvulus, adhesion, internal hernia, hemorrhagic bezoar, incarcerated ventral hernia, and intussusception. Intussusception after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity is rare. The etiology remains largely obscure. A delay in the diagnosis and management may result in catastrophic outcomes. Management should include the early involvement of a bariatric surgeon. We describe the clinical and radiologic presentation of a case of jejunojejunal intussusception 4 years after open Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)483-489
Number of pages7
JournalSurgery for Obesity and Related Diseases
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006

Keywords

  • Intussusception
  • Morbid obesity
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Small bowel obstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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