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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2013, XXXIV/201: 168-174 Maximize

Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2013, XXXIV/201: 168-174

Title: Usefulness of the multislices computed tomography in post-operative anatomy assessment in patients after bariatric surgery 

Authors: Jarosz-Stachura K., Koziński P., Paśnik K.

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Usefulness of the multislices computed tomography in post-operative anatomy assessment in patients after bariatric surgery


Jarosz-Stachura K.1, Koziński P.1, Paśnik K.2

Military Institute of Medicine in Warsaw, Poland, Central Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of National Defense: 1Department of Radiology, 2Department of General, Oncologic and Thoracic Surgery

Obesity is a systemic disease, which, together with complications and comorbidities is a major health problem of a large percentage of the world population. Because of the failure of behavioral and pharmacological treatment the new branch of surgery has been developed – the so-called bariatric surgery, dealing with operative treatment of obesity. Rapid increase of performed bariatric procedures requires the ability to interpret correctly the multislice CT imaging studies of patients treated with this innovative procedures. This paper is a review of commonly used methods of surgical treatment of obesity and identifies the usefulness of multislice computed tomography (CT) imaging of postoperative abdominal and pelvic anatomy. Surgical techniques are divided into treatments for restrictive mechanism, malabsorptive mechanism and combined both mechanisms. Abdominal and pelvic CT imaging before and after intravenous contrast agent administration confirmed their clinical utility.

Key words: bariatric surgery, obesity, computed tomography

Pol. Merk. Lek., 2013, XXXIV, 201, 168