Gastric Pouch Carcinoma after Gastric Bypass for Morbid Obesity
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- Trincado, M.T., del Olmo, J.C.M., Castaño, J.G. et al. OBES SURG (2005) 15: 1215. doi:10.1381/0960892055002383
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The relationship between bariatric surgery and gastric cancer is conjectural. We present a 52-year-old woman with BMI 45 operated initially by a Lap-Band® procedure complicated by gastric wall erosion of the band 9 months later. She was re-operated and the band was removed. She subsequently underwent a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. 5 years after, gastric carcinoma was discovered in the gastric pouch. Because of varied symptoms following bariatric surgery, patients may not present promptly with symptoms related to a gastric carcinoma.