Excluded loop syndrome: a complication of jejuno-ileal bypass for obesity.

Abstract

Excluded loop syndrome may develop in patients who undergo jejuno-ileal bypass surgery with the excluded small intestine drained via an ileosigmoidostomy. A unique case of a morbidly obese male who underwent the procedure while on methadone maintenance therapy is presented. The major factor in the development of this disorder appears to be the high… (More)

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