Retrograde intussusception (RI), although relatively uncommon, has been increasingly seen in adults post Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery. The exact mechanism for its occurrence remains unknown but several theories have attributed it to bowel persialtic dysmotility. The increase in bariatric surgery over the last decade has resulted in a proportionate increase in the number of cases of intussusception seen globally. We report a case of RI seven years following RYGB done for morbid obesity.
gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopy, retrograde intussusception
Kumar A, Ogbonda S, Persaud P, Shiwalkar N. Retrograde Intussusception after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. Cureus. 2020; 12(6). doi: 10.7759/cureus.8825.