Anastomotic leaks after laparoscopic gastric bypass.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The gastrojejunostomy may be the most technically challenging step when performing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Patients who develop anastomotic leaks have increased morbidity and mortality rates. Difficulty in diagnosis is related to nonspecific systemic symptoms and limitations in most radiological studies. Our aim is to evaluate the incidence, etiology, diagnosis, management, and prevention of anastomotic leaks occurring in patients undergoing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gonzalez, R; Nelson, LG; Gallagher, SF; Murr, MM

Published Date

  • 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 1299 - 1307

PubMed ID

  • 15603642

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0960-8923

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1381/0960892042583978


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States