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Emergencies after bariatric surgery:
Key points for physicians on duty

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Emergencies after bariatric surgery: Key points for physicians on duty

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Table of contents   Table of contents

MODULE 1. Semiology and Examination

UNIT 1.
Medical and surgical history. Anatomy and pathophysiology of surgical techniques (gastric bypass, sleeve, gastric band, etc.) Schematic diagrams of the different techniques.

UNIT 2.
Specific aspects of the symptomatology of abdominal emergencies with a recent and distant bariatric history: dysphagia, vomiting, tachycardia, dyspnoea, tachypnoea, fever, hypotension, oliguria, and haemorrhage. Physical examination.

UNIT 3.
Additional emergency tests: biochemical markers, acute phase reactants, and diagnostic imaging. Warning signs.

MODULE 2. Abdominal emergencies

UNIT 4.
Surgical site infection. Leaks. Acute abdomen.

UNIT 5.
Small bowel obstruction: internal hernias, adhesions, torsion, intussusception, and abdominal wall hernias.

UNIT 6.
Acute gastrointestinal complications: margical ulcerations at the anastomotic site, impaction and stricture, gastrointestinal bleeding, diarrhoea, proctalgia.

UNIT 7.
Hepatobiliary complications associated with postoperative intestinal malabsorption. Bacterial overgrowth.

MODULE 3. Systemic complications

UNIT 8.
Cardiopulmonary complications aggravated by bariatric history.

UNIT 9.
Emergencies caused by nutritional deficiencies and toxicity.

UNIT 10.
Special cases: bariatric emergencies during pregnancy or due to endoscopic procedures. Dumping syndrome and reactive hypoglycaemia.

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