Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, August 31st, 2009
"However, in some cases, the ingested foreign body can cause complications such as acute abdomen due to intestinal perforation and even death. Bowel perforation may not be more common in the massively obese than in the normal-weight population but may be more problematic," wrote J.I. Rodriguezhermosa and colleagues.
The researchers concluded: "We describe a super-obese female (body mass index, 52.3 kg/m(2)) who underwent emergency surgery for small-bowel...
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