Obesity Surgery

, Volume 15, Issue 8, pp 1215–1217

Gastric Pouch Carcinoma after Gastric Bypass for Morbid Obesity

  • M Toledano Trincado
  • J C Martin del Olmo
  • J García Castaño
  • C Cuesta
  • J I Blanco;
  • Said Awad
  • M A Carbajo
Article

DOI: 10.1381/0960892055002383

Cite this article as:
Trincado, M.T., del Olmo, J.C.M., Castaño, J.G. et al. OBES SURG (2005) 15: 1215. doi:10.1381/0960892055002383

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.

MORBID OBESITYGASTRIC BANDINGGASTRIC BYPASSCANCER

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M Toledano Trincado
    • J C Martin del Olmo
      • J García Castaño
        • C Cuesta
          • J I Blanco;
            • Said Awad
              • M A Carbajo

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