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Gastric Leak After Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy


Sleeve gastrectomy is a recently developed technique for treating morbid obesity. Since it is a simple procedure, the number of surgeons using it has grown in recent years. The patients who present fistulas after surgery often undergo a harrowing postoperative period as well as increased morbidity and mortality. Our aim was to assess the incidence, causes, diagnosis, management, and prevention of leaks after sleeve gastrectomy.

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Correspondence to Manuel Ferrer Márquez.

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Márquez, M.F., Ayza, M.F., Lozano, R.B. et al. Gastric Leak After Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. OBES SURG 20, 1306–1311 (2010).

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  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Gastric leak
  • Morbid obesity