Small bowel obstruction and internal hernias during pregnancy after gastric bypass surgery.

@article{TorresVillalobos2009SmallBO,
  title={Small bowel obstruction and internal hernias during pregnancy after gastric bypass surgery.},
  author={Gonzalo M. Torres-Villalobos and Todd Andrew Kellogg and Daniel Leslie and Gintaras Antanavicius and Rafael Santiago Andrade and Bridget M Slusarek and Tracy L Prosen and Sayeed Ikramuddin},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 7},
  pages={944-50}
}
Small bowel obstruction (SBO) is a recognized complication of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery. Internal hernia (IH) a potential problem associated with RYGB, can have severe consequences if not diagnosed. We present two cases of SBO due to IH during pregnancy after laparoscopic RYGB (LRYGB). Both patients underwent an antecolic, antegastric LRYGB. In both patients a Petersen's type IH was found. We reviewed the cases reported in the literature of SBO during pregnancy after RYGB. IH… CONTINUE READING