Marginal ulcer after gastric bypass: a prospective 3-year study of 173 patients.

@article{Sapala1998MarginalUA,
  title={Marginal ulcer after gastric bypass: a prospective 3-year study of 173 patients.},
  author={James A Sapala and Michael H. Wood and M Andrew Sapala and T M Flake},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={505-16}
}
BACKGROUND Marginal ulceration (MU) after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is a well-recognized complication. Its incidence varies between 1% and 16%. Factors associated with the development of MU include pouch size, pouch orientation, staple line integrity, and mucosal ischemia. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and Helicobacter pylori may also contribute to MU, but their mechanism of action in the RYGB patient has not been studied. METHODS In 1994 a prospective 3-year study was… CONTINUE READING
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