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|Title:||Observations on Nine Personal Cases Where Esophagitis Has Appeared as a Complication of a Functioning Vertical Gastroplasty.|
|Affiliation:||Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, 3000 Australia|
|Citation:||Obesity Surgery; 2(1): 75-78|
|Abstract:||This paper is based on observations on a personal series of patients who presented with severe ulcerating esophagitis, unresponsive to medical treatment following a vertical stapled gastroplasty. With one exception this was a late complication in an effective weight loss procedure. The therapeutic modalities chosen to treat this problem depended on patient choice, as well as personal experience with treating earlier cases. Unfortunately, I could find little guidance in the literature or from my colleagues on how to treat this problem. Conversion to a Roux-Y gastric bypass seemed the most satisfactory solution to the problem, relieving the symptoms and maintaining the weight loss.|
|Internal ID Number:||10765167|
|Appears in Collections:||Journal articles|
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