An Unusual Long-Term Complication of Bariatric Surgery

Cureus. 2022 Apr 7;14(4):e23931. doi: 10.7759/cureus.23931. eCollection 2022 Apr.


Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RNYGB) has become the standard of care in treating obesity, a global health concern with associated comorbidities contributing to rising health care costs [1]. The positive outcomes of RNYGB have been well documented along with adverse effects such as nutrient deficiencies, hernia, postprandial dumping syndrome, chronic kidney disease and hypoglycemia. A lesser-known long term complication of RNYGB is liver failure. Here, we present a case where RNYGB performed 10 years prior contributed to acute liver failure.

Keywords: bariatric surgery complications; laparoscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass; liver failure; obesity; roux-en-y.

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  • Case Reports