Intestinal intussusception as a postoperative complication of gastric bypass




Perla X. López-Almanza, Escuela de Medicina, Universidad Panamericana, Ciudad de México, México
Daniel González-Hermosillo-Cornejo, Departamento de Cirugía General, Fundación Clínica Médica Sur, Ciudad de México, México
Gerardo A. Montalvo-Domínguez, Posgrado de Cirugía General, Fundación Clínica Médica Sur y Facultad Mexicana de Medicina de la Universidad La Salle. Ciudad de México, México
Enrique Reyes-Rodríguez, Posgrado de Cirugía General, Fundación Clínica Médica Sur y Facultad Mexicana de Medicina de la Universidad La Salle. Ciudad de México, México
Pablo A. Andrade-Martínez-Garza, Departamento de Cirugía General, Fundación Clínica Médica Sur, Ciudad de México, México


The gold standard for bariatric surgery is the laparoscopic gastric bypass, which consists in forming a small gastric pouch and a Roux-en-Y anastomosis. We present the case of a 41-year-old female who underwent a laparoscopic gastric bypass 8 years prior to her admission to the emergency room, where she arrived complaining of severe and colicky epigastric abdominal pain. The abdominal computed tomography showed a jejuno-jejunal intussusception, for which the patient underwent urgent exploratory laparotomy with intussusception reduction. Intestinal intussusception is a possible postoperative complication of a Rouxen- Y gastric bypass.



Keywords: Intussusception. Gastric bypass. Bariatric surgery.