Marc Zerey, Lee B. Sigmon, Timothy S. Kuwada, B. Todd Heniford, Ronald F. Sing. Bleeding Duodenal Ulcer After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery. J Am Osteopath Assoc 2008;108(1):25–27. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.2008.108.1.25.
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Postoperative upper gastrointestinal bleeding, though rare, is a potentially fatal complication of gastric bypass surgery that usually occurs a few months postoperation. The current report describes a 57-year-old man with a bleeding duodenal ulcer who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery 12 years earlier. With an increasing number of gastric bypass surgeries performed each year, physicians must be aware of their patients' altered gastrointestinal anatomy and physiology—as well as the potential for pathophysiology.
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