Obesity Surgery

, Volume 19, Issue 6, pp 809–811 | Cite as

Adult Jejunojejunal Intussusception After Jejunoileal Bypass Bariatric Surgery

  • Mokhtar Eltair
  • Zakaria Habbal
  • Poovathumkadavil Abdul Jaleel
  • Abdul-Wahed MeshikhesEmail author
Case Report


The jejunoileal bypass is one of the bariatric surgical options which have been abandoned for two reasons: first, it leads to severe malnutrition and liver failure and, second, the bypassed jejunum—being a blind loop—is susceptible to bacterial accumulation which might become a source of sepsis due to bacterial translocation. We hereby report a case of a 27-year-old lady who presented with jejunojejunal intussusception of the blind jejunal loop 2 years after jejunoileal bypass surgery. This complication could have led to serious consequences if it was not managed in the appropriate time.


Morbid obesity Jejunoileal bypass Intussusception 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mokhtar Eltair
    • 1
  • Zakaria Habbal
    • 1
  • Poovathumkadavil Abdul Jaleel
    • 2
  • Abdul-Wahed Meshikhes
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryKing Fahad Specialist HospitalDammamSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department of Body ImagingKing Fahad Specialist HospitalDammamSaudi Arabia

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