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Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
versão On-line ISSN 1809-4546
ANDERI JR, Edmundo; ROSSI, Felipe Martin Bianco; SOUZA, Carla Komon de e SILVA, Alcino Lázaro da. The behaviour of pre and post operative gastrinemia in patients submitted to vertical banded gastroplasty with Roux-em-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity. Rev. Col. Bras. Cir. [online]. 2008, vol.35, n.6, pp. 392-396. ISSN 1809-4546. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-69912008000600009.
BACKGROUND: This present study shows the preoperative and postoperative serum gastric, a fundamental hormone in the production of gastric chloridric acid, correlating these findings with postoperative complications, in patients submitted to GVBYR. METHODS: We selected 20 patients with body mass index (BMI) over 40 Kg/m2 after a rigorous psychological evaluation. Serum gatrin was measured in the preoperative and postoperative periods. These patients were also submitted to upper gastrointestinal endoscopy with biopsy for histological analysis. RESULTS: There was no statistically significant difference between preoperative and postoperative serum gastrin (p= 0.4281). CONCLUSION: Our results show that GVBYR leads to a digestive tract adaptation after surgery, in order to maintain its physiology, suggesting that this procedure is safe for the treatment of morbid obesity. Key-words: morbid obesity*, gastric bypass*, gastrin*.
Palavras-chave : Obesity, morbid; Bariatric surgery; Gastroplasty; Gastrins; Anastomosis, Roux-en-Y.