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Perforated gastric remnant ulcer after laparoscopic gastric bypass

Dai, L.; Shah, M.M.; Rosenblatt, S.

BMJ Case Reports


ISSN/ISBN: 1757-790X
PMID: 29622702
DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2017-222190
Accession: 065397008

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Ulcer perforation in the excluded stomach and duodenum is a rare complication after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). Pathogenesis of these ulcers are multifactorial. We report a case of perforated gastric remnant ulcer in a 54-year-old woman who had undergone a laparoscopic RYGB 5 years previously. The perforation was successfully repaired with an omental patch. We also present a review of the literature of similar cases.

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