Severe recurrent hypoglycemia after gastric bypass surgery.

@article{Zgraggen2008SevereRH,
  title={Severe recurrent hypoglycemia after gastric bypass surgery.},
  author={Kaspar Z'graggen and Ahmed Guweidhi and Rudolf Steffen and Natascha Potoczna and Ruggero Biral and Frank Dipl Ing Walther and Paul Komminoth and Fritz F. Horber},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={18 8},
  pages={
          981-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Bariatric surgery is, at present, the most effective method to achieve major, long-term weight loss in severely obese patients. Recently, severe recurrent symptomatic hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia was described as a consequence of gastric bypass surgery (GBS) in a small series of patients with severe obesity. Pancreatic nesidioblastosis, a hyperplasia of islet cells, was postulated to be the cause, and subtotal or total pancreatectomy was the suggested treatment. METHODS We… CONTINUE READING
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