Splenic Infarct Following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery: A Case Report

Author(s): Khurram Arshad MD, Rabia Latif MBBS, Yazan Alamro MBBS, Farman Ali MD, Antoine Egbe MD, Ahmed subahi MBBS, Ali Akram Khan MBBS

We are presenting a case of a 31-year-old female with morbid obesity who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) six weeks ago. The patient complained of acute abdominal pain, nausea, and weight loss. After a diagnostic evaluation, it was discovered that the patient had small bowel obstruction with post-surgical changes and a concurrent splenic infarct. This case highlights the importance of recognizing and managing potential complications, such as vascular injury and infarction, following RYGB.

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