, Volume 19, Issue 9, pp 1333-1334,
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Date: 24 Jun 2009

Successful Medical Management of Status Post-Roux-en-Y-Gastric-Bypass Hyperinsulinemic Hypoglycemia


Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) is the most commonly performed type of bariatric surgery, which is used in the treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Recent case reports and case series have described a rare complication of RYGBP, status post-gastric-bypass hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia, which was mainly managed successfully with pancreatectomy. In this letter, we describe the first successful management of status post-gastric-bypass hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia with diazoxide.