Journal of Visceral Surgery (2014) 151, 411—412

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Laparoscopic surgical technique for gastric fistula after sleeve gastrectomy with video E. Chapuis-Roux , L. Rebibo , A. Dhahri , J.-M. Regimbeau ∗ Department of Digestive Surgery, Amiens University Hospital and Jules Verne University of Picardie, CHU d’Amiens, place Victor-Pauchet, 80054 Amiens cedex 01, France Available online 7 October 2014

KEYWORDS Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy; Gastric fistula

The sleeve gastrectomy is a validated bariatric surgical technique, effective for weight loss and correction of comorbidities associated with obesity. Currently, this is the most frequent surgical procedure performed in France for the management of morbidly obese patients. This procedure is associated with few postoperative complications, among which, the main is postoperative gastric fistula observed in about 2% of cases [1,2]. This complication may be difficult to be managed and often requires prolonged hospitalization duration with the need for one or several reoperations. In patients with early postoperative gastric fistula (diagnosed within 7 postoperative days), a reoperation may be necessary using a laparoscopic approach if possible.

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412 We describe the case of a patient with early postoperative gastric fistula appeared in the fourth postoperative day, well tolerated clinically. A reoperation was performed laparoscopically using the technique described by Rebibo et al. [3]. This corresponds to an exploratory laparoscopy with bacteriological and yeast samples, washing of the peritoneal cavity with blue test to locate the digestive leak, suture of the fistulous orifice, establishment of a drainage module near to the fistulous orifice and implementation of a feeding jejunostomy. This video (Video 1, Fig. 1) clearly shows the different surgical steps and relevant points associated with this surgical procedure performed in emergency and sometimes by non-specialized surgeons.

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Appendix A. Supplementary data Supplementary data associated with this article can be found, in the online version, at 10.1016/j.jviscsurg.2014.07.004.

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