Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage after Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
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- Nguyen, N.T., Longoria, M., Chalifoux, S. et al. OBES SURG (2004) 14: 1308. doi:10.1381/0960892042583879
Gastrointestinal hemorrhage is a potential perioperative complication after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. The surgeon performing laparoscopic gastric bypass should understand the need for early recognition and management of this complication, as it can be life-threatening. This paper discusses the incidence and clinical presentation of gastrointestinal hemorrhage, mechanisms for hemorrhage, management options, and possible methods of prevention.