Plication followed by resection for intussusception after laparoscopic gastric bypassLaparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is the most commonly performed surgical intervention for morbid obesity. Internal hernias are the most common cause of postoperative bowel obstruction after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, with a reported incidence of 3.1% despite mesenteric defect closure [1,2]. A less common cause of postoperative bowel obstruction is small bowel intussusception.
Intussusception after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypassRoux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) has become one of the preferred surgical options for morbid obesity and has been proved effective [1,2]. Laparoscopic RYGB was first introduced by Wittgrove et al.  in 1994. Laparoscopic RYGB remains a challenging procedure because of postoperative complications associated with high morbidity and mortality. We describe 1 case of intussusception after laparoscopic RYGB.