Obesity Surgery

, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 381–384 | Cite as

Retrograde Intussusception After Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass for Morbid Obesity

  • George Kasotakis
  • Ranjan SudanEmail author
Case Report


Intussusception after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure (RYGBP) is a rare complication that typically presents late after open or laparoscopic procedures with intermittent partial or complete bowel obstruction. It may be antegrade (peristaltic) or retrograde (antiperistaltic) and usually the common channel is affected. We describe an unusual case of retrograde intussusception that occurred 2 years after a laparoscopic RYGBP in which the proximal common channel had invaginated into the distal anastomotic site and the distal Roux limb.


Bariatric surgery Roux-en-Y gastric bypass Weight loss Intussusception Bowel obstruction Surgical complications 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryCreighton University Medical CenterOmahaUSA

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