Intussusception After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in a Pregnant Patient

Bandar Idrees Ali, Mohammed Al-Jabali, Abdullah Al-Masoud, Abdullah Al-Zahrani


Intussusception is a rare complication following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, and can be present with various complaints making it difficult to diagnose and even more challenging in the pregnant patients. We describe a case of a 32-year-old woman at 24 weeks of gestation that presented with a progressive onset of central abdominal pain over 3 days. On exploration, an intussusception with necrotic bowel was found, so resection of the affected bowel and reconstruction were made. With the increasing number of bariatric procedures being performed in obese women of childbearing age, practitioners should be aware of this serious complication.

J Med Cases. 2016;7(7):260-262


Intussusception; Roux-en-Y gastric bypass; Pregnancy; Bariatric; Obesity

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