Case 23 – History


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Case 23

Recent laparoscopic surgery


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Brief History

The patient was a middle-aged woman status post gastric bypass surgery (a Roux-en-Y procedure).

The post-operative course was complicated by abdominal discomfort.

The patient died suddenly.


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Discussion Questions

1. How is laparoscopic Roux-en-Y performed?

2. Based on the history, what might be some possible causes of death?