First Case of Small Bowel Cancer in a Post Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Weight-Loss Surgery: A Case Report

Abraham Yacoub, Leslie Bank, Jagmohan S. Sidhu


Obesity is currently one of the most common chronic diseases and has become a major health concern in Western countries. Consequently, rise of bariatric surgery nationwide, has been increasing. The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is a type of surgery indicated in the treatment of morbid obesity. At our institution, we report a case of a 48-year-old female with a history of morbid obesity, who underwent RYGB 13 years ago for weight loss, and was admitted to the hospital for abdominal pain. Upper endoscopy then revealed small bowel cancer.

J Med Cases. 2015;6(3):137-139


Small bowel cancer; Roux-en-Y procedure; Morbid obesity

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