Decreased bleeding after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy with or without duodenal switch for morbid obesity using a stapled buttressed absorbable polymer membrane.

@article{Consten2004DecreasedBA,
  title={Decreased bleeding after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy with or without duodenal switch for morbid obesity using a stapled buttressed absorbable polymer membrane.},
  author={Esther Catharina Josephina Consten and Michel Gagner and Alfons Pomp and William Barry Inabnet},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={14 10},
  pages={1360-6}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopically performed sleeve gastrectomy may be employed as an adjunct to biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS), to induce early satiety and weight loss in morbidly obese patients. Complications from this gastric procedure include staple-line leakage or hemorrhage. The efficacy of a staple-line buttressing material, an absorbable polymer membrane (Seamguard, Gore), in reducing these complications, was investigated. METHODS A prospective consecutive series of… CONTINUE READING
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