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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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CANADAS, Raúl et al. Bariatric surgery complications. Internal hernia: A potentially fatal condition: A case report and literature review. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2007, vol.22, n.3, pp.243-248. ISSN 0120-9957.

In recent years, Obesity (defined as Body Mass Index > 30 kg/m2) has increased its prevalence reaching epidemic levels in countries such as The United States where it has became a national health issue. In Colombia the Obesity prevalence is figured around 14%. Treatment options for Obesity include life style modifications, pharmacologist management and surgical approach (Bariatric Surgery). This article describes a patient with previous bariatric surgery, who presents abdominal pain and melena owed to isquemic process of the alimentary limb caused by an internal hernia which is a potentially lethal condition if it is not highly suspected allowing its early diagnosis and treatment

Keywords : Obesity; Bariatric Surgery; Internal Hernia.

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