ileal bypass


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ileal bypass

[il′ē·əl]
Etymology: L, ileum, intestine; AS, bi, near; Fr, passer
a surgical procedure for treating obesity by anastomosis of the upper portion of the small intestine to a more distal segment of the small intestine, thereby bypassing much of the length of the ileum that normally absorbs nutrients. See also intestinal bypass.
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Effective lipid modification by partial ileal bypass reduced long-term coronary heart disease mortality and morbidity: five-year posttrial follow-up report from the POSCH.
With the publication of the results of the Program on the Surgical Control of the Hyperlipidemias (POSCH),[1] an appraisal of partial ileal bypass (PIB) surgery as a therapeutic option in the management of hypercholesterolemia is timely.
Partial ileal bypass has, in fact, been evaluated far more extensively, and for a longer time, than any pharmacologic hypocholesterolemic agent.
The partial ileal bypass operative technique has been previously described[4,11] and is depicted in Figure 1.