Obesity Surgery

, Volume 19, Issue 12, pp 1731–1733 | Cite as

An Unusual Complication after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: Torsion and Infarction of the Divided Omentum

  • T. J. R. BestmanEmail author
  • J. W. Valk
  • B. Gypen
  • S. DeClercq
  • L. Hendrickx
Case Report


A 41-year-old male was admitted from the emergency department with severe epigastric and right hypochondric abdominal pain. The patient had a laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass operation 12 months previously. An abdominal computed tomography scan showed signs of omental infarction. A laparoscopy was performed and showed a torsion and infarction of the divided greater omentum. Resection of the ischemic omentum was performed.


Omental torsion Infarction Morbid obesity Roux-en-Y gastric bypass 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. J. R. Bestman
    • 1
    Email author
  • J. W. Valk
    • 1
  • B. Gypen
    • 1
  • S. DeClercq
    • 1
  • L. Hendrickx
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of General and Bariatric surgeryZNA Stuivenberg HospitalAntwerpBelgium

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