endoluminal sleeve

endoluminal sleeve

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ELS.

A flexible tube attached to the inside of the duodenum to block the absorption of nutrients by the proximal small intestine. It prevents the modification of consumed foods by bile and pancreatic enzymes (a process that normally takes place in the duodenum) and delivers unprocessed nutrients to the jejunum. It is used in bariatric surgery.
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Another eight rats underwent a similar procedure without implantation of the endoluminal sleeve.
With a view to determining whether the endoluminal sleeve could prevent obesity, the research team implanted the device in rats genetically prone to rapid weight gain but lean since they had been brought up on a low-fat diet.