Investigation of the excluded stomach after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: The role of percutaneous endoscopy

Kanwar R.S. Gill, J. Mark McKinney, Mark E. Stark, Ernest P. Bouras

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Abstract

Accessing the bypassed portion of the stomach via conventional endoscopy is difficult following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. However, endoscopic examination of the stomach and small bowel is possible through percutaneous access into the bypassed stomach (BS) with a combined radiologic and endoscopic technique. We present a case of obscure overt gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding where the source of bleeding was thought to be from the BS. After conventional endoscopic methods failed to examine the BS, percutaneous endoscopy (PE) was used as an alternative to surgical exploration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1946-1948
Number of pages3
JournalWorld journal of gastroenterology
Volume14
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 28 2008

Keywords

  • Bypassed stomach
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Obesity
  • Percutaneous endoscopy
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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