Obesity Surgery

, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 521–523 | Cite as

Small Bowel Obstruction after Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Caused by an Intraluminal Blood Clot

  • G. PeetersEmail author
  • T. Gys
  • T. Lafullarde
Case Report


We report a rare case of acute early postoperative small bowel obstruction after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass due to an intraluminal blood clot at the site of the jejuno-jejunostomy. Patient was treated successfully with enterotomy and removal of the clot. A review of literature showed three similar publications.


Gastric bypass Obstruction Closed loop obstruction Jejunojejunostomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Abdominal and Bariatric SurgerySt-Dimpna General HospitalGeelBelgium

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