The paradox of the pouch: prompt emptying predicts improved weight loss after laparoscopic Roux-Y gastric bypass

@article{Akkary2008ThePO,
  title={The paradox of the pouch: prompt emptying predicts improved weight loss after laparoscopic Roux-Y gastric bypass},
  author={Ehab Akkary and Shafik M Sidani and Joseph Boonsiri and Sunkyung Yu and James D Dziura and Andrew John Duffy and Robert L. Bell},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2008},
  volume={23},
  pages={790-794}
}
The utility of routine upper gastrointestinal (UGI) evaluations after laparoscopic Roux-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) has yet to be determined, primarily being used to rule out a gastrojejunal leak. Additional information can be assessed with these studies, including the rate of contrast emptying from the pouch; some patients show no or very slow emptying while others show a faster rate of emptying. No or slow emptying is likely due to anastomotic edema and/or a small initial stomal diameter. The… CONTINUE READING