New investigation results, 'Gastrojejunal anastomotic stenosis in laparoscopic gastricbypass with a circular stapler (21 mm): incidence, treatment and long-term follow-up,' are detailed in a study published in Obesity Surgery. According to a study from El Palmar, Spain, "One of the keys to the long-term success of laparoscopic gastric bypass (LGBP) is performing a small-diameter gastrojejunal anastomosis, which occasionally involves an increased incidence of stenosis. Between May 2000 and October 2008, 676 patients underwent LGBP with a no. 21 circular stapler to create the gastrojejunoanastomosis (GJA)."
"We define stenosis when clinical symptoms suggest an...
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