Leak from the gastrojejunal anastomosis after laparoscopic bariatric surgery

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Patient with severe abdominal pain several days after surgery (Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure).

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male

Small collection of oral contrast material on the left of the excluded stomach.

Case Discussion

This patient underwent a laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure. The most ominous complication of this procedure is a leak from the gastrojejunal anastomosis or the enteroenteric anastomisis, both of which may be life threatenning.

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Case information

rID: 14619
Case created: 12th Aug 2011
Last edited: 6th Sep 2015
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