Obesity Surgery

, Volume 17, Issue 7, pp 977–979

Intussusception Complicating Pregnancy following Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

  • Joseph R. Wax
  • Renee Wolff
  • Roy Cobean
  • Michael G. Pinette
  • Jacquelyn Blackstone
  • Angelina Cartin
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s11695-007-9153-8

Cite this article as:
Wax, J.R., Wolff, R., Cobean, R. et al. OBES SURG (2007) 17: 977. doi:10.1007/s11695-007-9153-8
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Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is the most common bariatric surgical procedure in the USA in women of reproductive age. A pregnant patient presented with nonspecific upper abdominal pain and nausea, suggesting an internal hernia. At surgery, an intussusception was identified and reduced without complications. Obstetricians should be familiar with late serious complications of bariatric surgery.

Key words

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass intussusception small bowel obstruction 

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© Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph R. Wax
    • 1
    • 3
  • Renee Wolff
    • 2
  • Roy Cobean
    • 2
  • Michael G. Pinette
    • 1
  • Jacquelyn Blackstone
    • 1
  • Angelina Cartin
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyMaine Medical CenterPortlandUSA
  2. 2.Maine Bariatric Surgical ProgramMaine Medical CenterPortlandUSA
  3. 3.PortlandUSA