Intestinal bypass. A modification

G. B. Starkloff, J. C. Stothert, M. Sundaram

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664 patients who have had metabolic intestinal surgery for the treatment of morbid obesity are reviewed. Particular attention is directed to difference in weight loss, morbidity and mortality in end-to-side and end-to-end shunts, the former performed in 300 patients and the latter in 262 patients. Unsatisfactory weight loss was observed in 20% of patients with end-to-side shunts, while only 8% of patients with end-to-end shunts failed to lose a sufficient amount of weight. Morbidity and mortality were significantly increased in this latter group. This led to adoption of a modification of the end-to-side operation by developing a plication to prevent reflux. Our preliminary observation indicates that in 102 patients who have had this operation, similar weight loss is attained to that of end-to-end shunts with no greater morbidity or mortality than the end-to-side type.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)697-700
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

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  • Surgery


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