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Question 4#

Early postoperative complications after a RYGB procedure include all of the following EXCEPT:

A) Anastomotic leak from a staple line
B) Dilation of the distal gastric remnant
C) Pulmonary embolus
D) Hyperglycemia

Correct Answer is D


Early postoperative complications after RYGB include anastomotic leak from a staple line, gastric remnant dilation due to downstream obstruction, intra-abdominal bleeding, and pulmonary complications such as atelectasis and pulmonary embolus. Diabetes, if present, usually improves promptly after RYGB and hyperglycemia is unlikely to be problematic.