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See detailLAPAROSCOPIC MAGENSTRASSE AND MILL GASTROPLASTY. FIRST RESULTS OF A PROPECTIVE STUDY
DE ROOVER, Arnaud ULg; KOHNEN, Laurent ULg; DE FLINES, Jenny ULg et al

in Obesity Surgery (2014), 25

Abstract Background TheMagenstrasse and Mill (M&M) procedure is a vertical gastroplasty creating a tubular pouch extending from the cardia to the antrum. This “incomplete sleeve” avoids gastric resection ... [more ▼]

Abstract Background TheMagenstrasse and Mill (M&M) procedure is a vertical gastroplasty creating a tubular pouch extending from the cardia to the antrum. This “incomplete sleeve” avoids gastric resection or band placement. In this paper, we report our experience of the laparoscopic approach of the technique in a selected obese population excluding prominent grazer and/or sweet eaters. Material and Methods One hundred patients (39 males, 61 females) underwent the procedure in a prospective trial.Mean age was 40 years (range 18–68). Mean preoperative BMI was 43.2 kg/m2 (range 35–62). Results The procedure was performed by laparoscopy starting with the creation of a circular opening at the junction of antrum and corpus followed by a vertical stapling to the angle of Hiss. Mean duration of the procedure was 67 (range 40– 122) min. No intraoperative complication occurred. Mean hospital stay (SD) was 2.5 (0.9) days. The single postoperative complication consisted in a mild stenosis that responded to endoscopic dilatation. After a mean follow-up of 15 months (range 9–24), mean percentage of excess body weight loss (SD) was 48(14), 59(18) and 68(24)%, respectively at 3, 6, and 12 months. Quality of life appeared satisfactory with a low incidence of gastroesophageal reflux. The procedure was associated with improvement or resolution of diabetes, arterial hypertension, and dyslipemia at 1 year. Conclusions Our experience demonstrated that the M&M procedure could be performed safely laparoscopically. The satisfactory results on weight loss, obesity-associated mordities, and quality of life will need to be confirmed on longer follow-up. [less ▲]

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See detailRisk of upper gastrointestinal cancer after bariatric operations
De Roover, Arnaud ULg; Detry, Olivier ULg; Desaive, Claude ULg et al

in Obesity Surgery (2006), 16(12), 1656-1661

The authors discuss the potential influence of obesity surgery on the risk of cancer, focusing on the upper GI tract directly affected by operations. There is currently no substantiation for an increased ... [more ▼]

The authors discuss the potential influence of obesity surgery on the risk of cancer, focusing on the upper GI tract directly affected by operations. There is currently no substantiation for an increased risk of cancer after bariatric surgery, because there are only about 25 reports of subsequent cancer of the esophagus and the stomach. However, this review emphasizes the need to detect potential precancerous conditions before surgery. Candidates for postoperative endoscopic surveillance may include patients >15 years after gastric surgery, but also patients symptomatic for gastroesophageal reflux disease in whom a high incidence of Barrett's metaplasia has been reported. The greatest concern is a delay in diagnosis from inadequate investigation due to mistaking serious upper GI symptoms as a consequence of the past operation. [less ▲]

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See detailReport of two cases of gastric cancer after bariatric surgery: Lymphoma of the bypassed stomach after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) after vertical banded gastroplasty
De Roover, Arnaud ULg; Detry, Olivier ULg; de Leval, Laurence ULg et al

in Obesity Surgery (2006), 16(7), 928-931

We report two new cases of gastric cancer diagnosed after a bariatric operation. The first case is a 66-year-old male who 3 years after gastric bypass suffered from a perforation of the fundus that was ... [more ▼]

We report two new cases of gastric cancer diagnosed after a bariatric operation. The first case is a 66-year-old male who 3 years after gastric bypass suffered from a perforation of the fundus that was found to be secondary to a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the distal stomach. The second case is a 47-year-old woman who presented 12 years after a vertical banded gastroplasty with a gastric pouch outlet obstruction caused by a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). Based on the few reports of cancer in the literature, analysis of these cases suggests that the main risk of gastric cancer after bariatric surgery comes from the delayed diagnosis of malignancy. [less ▲]

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See detailPylephlebitis of the portal vein complicating intragastric migration of an adjustable gastric band
De Roover, Arnaud ULg; Detry, Olivier ULg; Coimbra Marques, Carla ULg et al

in Obesity Surgery (2006), 16(3), 369-371

Pylephlebitis, or septic thrombophlebitis of the portal vein, is an infrequent but life-threatening complication of abdominal septic events. The authors report the occurrence of pylephlebitis and multiple ... [more ▼]

Pylephlebitis, or septic thrombophlebitis of the portal vein, is an infrequent but life-threatening complication of abdominal septic events. The authors report the occurrence of pylephlebitis and multiple liver abscesses induced by a neglected intra-gastric migration of an adjustable silicone gastric band. The patient was successfully treated by broad-spectrum antibiotics and total gastrectomy with Roux-en-Y esophagojejunostomy. Postoperative recovery was marked by acute liver failure that was managed conservatively. The patient is alive and well at 1-year follow-up. This case emphasizes the interest in early removal of the band when intra-gastric migration is diagnosed. [less ▲]

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See detailCancer risk and bariatric surgery
De Roover, Arnaud ULg; Desaive, Claude; Detry, Olivier ULg et al

in Obesity Surgery (2006), 16

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