ileal bypass operation
ileal bypass operationA surgical procedure that may be indicated for extreme obesity or high serum cholesterol Adverse effects Jejuno-ileal bypass is a more extensive variation on the 'morbid obesity surgery' theme, resulting in significant weight loss, but complicated by steatorrhea, diarrhea, hepatic failure, cirrhosis, oxalate deposition, and concrement formation, bile stone formation, electrolyte imbalance–↓ Ca2+, K+, Mg2+, hypovitaminosis, psychogenic problems, polyarthropathy, hair loss, pancreatitis, colonic pseudo-obstruction, intussusception, pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis, and blind loop syndrome. See Gastric bubble, Jaw wiring, Morbid obesity.
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