Gastric Leak After Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Source: Obesity Surgery, Volume 20, Number 9, September 2010 , pp. 1306-1311(6)
Abstract:Sleeve gastrectomy is a recently developed technique for treating morbid obesity. Since it is a simple procedure, the number of surgeons using it has grown in recent years. The patients who present fistulas after surgery often undergo a harrowing postoperative period as well as increased morbidity and mortality. Our aim was to assess the incidence, causes, diagnosis, management, and prevention of leaks after sleeve gastrectomy.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: General Surgery Service, Torrecardenas Hospital, Almería, Spain, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 2: General Surgery Service, Torrecardenas Hospital, Almería, Spain 3: Interventional Radiology, Torrecardenas Hospital, Almería, Spain
Publication date: 2010-09-01