TITLE

MALNUTRITION AS A COMPLICATION AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY

AUTHOR(S)
S., Małgorzewicz
PUB. DATE
September 2016
SOURCE
Plastic Surgery & Burns / Chirurgia Plastyczna i Oparzenia;2016, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p121
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Bariatric surgery is well-recognized method of obesity treatment, beyond weight-loss also the other favorable effects are observed. Along with the tangible benefit of this treatment, there is a risk for postoperative complications, the main cause of which is impaired absorption of nutrients. The nutritional aspect of bariatric surgery is of the utmost importance, because catastrophic consequences have been linked to malnutrition and vitamin deficiencies. The presentation describes protein - energy malnutrition in the patient after omega loop gastric bypass after 18 months of surgery. A significant hypoalbuminemia and hipoproteinemia were found. The patient required parenteral nutrition, then corrective surgery. Regular inspection after bariatric surgery, the relevant nutritional recommendations and good cooperation with the patient are necessary to prevent a long-term complications.
ACCESSION #
122477322

 

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