Mesenteric defect closure in Roux-en-Y reduces 10-year risk for small bowel obstruction

Closure of mesenteric defects during laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass reduced the long-term risk for small bowel obstruction, according to study results in JAMA Surgery.“One of the most serious complications of [laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass] has been internal herniation resulting in small bowel obstruction,” Erik Stenberg, MD, of the department of surgery at Örebro University in Sweden, and colleagues wrote. “Studies reporting long-term follow-up suggest a high incidence (10%-20%) of internal herniation and small bowel obstruction if no measures are takenRead More