Clinical predictors of leak after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity

@article{Hamilton2002ClinicalPO,
  title={Clinical predictors of leak after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity},
  author={Elizabeth C. Hamilton and Thomas L Sims and Timothy T Hamilton and Mary Ann Mullican and Daniel O B Jones and David A Provost},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy And Other Interventional Techniques},
  year={2002},
  volume={17},
  pages={679-684}
}
Background: Gastrointestinal leak is a complication of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB). Contrast studies may underdiagnose leaks, forcing surgeons to rely solely on clinical data. This study was designed to evaluate various clinical signs for detecting leakage after LRYGB. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 210 consecutive patients who underwent LRYGB between April 1999 and September 2001. There were nine documented leaks (4.3%). Clinical signs between patients with leaks (group… CONTINUE READING
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