An Unusual Complication after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: Torsion and Infarction of the Divided Omentum
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A 41-year-old male was admitted from the emergency department with severe epigastric and right hypochondric abdominal pain. The patient had a laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass operation 12 months previously. An abdominal computed tomography scan showed signs of omental infarction. A laparoscopy was performed and showed a torsion and infarction of the divided greater omentum. Resection of the ischemic omentum was performed.
KeywordsOmental torsion Infarction Morbid obesity Roux-en-Y gastric bypass