Investigation of the Excluded Stomach after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Authors: Nyman, Rickard; Hedenström, Hans; Gustavsson, Sven; Sundbom, Magnus
Source: Obesity Surgery, Volume 11, Number 1, February 2001 , pp. 25-27(3)
Abstract:Background: One problem with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) is that it leaves the bypassed segment not readily available for endoscopic or radiographic examinations. Materials and Methods:Three males, 50, 54 and 64 years old, suffered from repeated, gastrointestinal bleeding of unknown origin requiring transfusion 1/2, 1 and 7 years after RYGBP. Access to the stomach was obtained by an ultrasound-guided percutaneous gastrostomy. Results: We could perform endoscopy, barium studies and gastric acid output measurements through the gastrostomy. Histological gastritis, low acid output and absence of H. pylori infection were found. Conclusion: We were able to exclude severe gastric disease in our patients.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 2001