Signs of failed sleeve gastrectomy: know them

The procedure known as a "sleeve gastrectomy" has some risks. What are the symptoms of a sleeve gastrectomy failure? Learn about it with us in this article.

Signs of failed sleeve gastrectomy: know them

Sleeve gastrectomy is a common weight loss procedure, in which the surgeon cuts a large portion of the stomach. Sleeve gastrectomy carries risks and complications, as do all surgical procedures.

What are the signs of failure of the quantification process? This article contains the response.

Signs of failure of the quantification process

Although the failure of the sleeve gastrectomy is uncommon, it is possible and necessitates a doctor's review because, like any surgery, it carries both short- and long-term health risks.

Among the signs of failure of the quantification process: 

1. Bleeding

One of the symptoms of a sleeve gastrectomy failing is bleeding, and 1-6% of patients who undergo gastric sleeve surgery will experience bleeding.

There may be an internal or external source of the bleeding, and symptoms of internal bleeding include bloody vomiting and black stools (Melena).

A drop in blood pressure, a rapid heartbeat, and a rapid drop in blood haemoglobin are a few of the symptoms of bleeding outside the intestinal cavity.

2. Fluid leakage at the site of the operation wound

Fluid leakage is also a sign of failure of the sleeve gastrectomy, as the probability of fluid leakage after the sleeve gastrectomy ranges between 2-3%. The primary cause of fluid leakage is typically high internal stomach pressure.

High stomach pressure can occur for a number of reasons, including:

  • Use of a small-caliber bougie during the operation.
  • Narrowing in the areas after the operation.
  • A technical error occurred during the quantification process.

Fluid leakage can happen even in the absence of any symptoms, but the patient may experience a variety of symptoms, such as:

  • body's temperature raising.
  • fast heartbeat
  • Increased breathing rate (Tachypnea).

3. Intra abdominal abscess

A potential side effect of sleeve gastrectomy is the development of an abscess inside the abdominal cavity. Among the symptoms of an abscess are the following:

  • Abdominal pain.
  • body's temperature raising.
  • goosebumps _
  • Nausea and vomiting.

4. Stricture in incisura angularis

The stenosis may develop acutely as a result of edoema in the tissues, a technical error during surgery, or chronically as a result of inflammatory and fibrotic reactions. These are some symptoms of stomach stenosis:

  • Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia).
  • Vomiting and nausea.

5. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

A frequent side effect of bariatric surgery is gastroesophageal reflux. GERD signs and symptoms include the following:

  • heartburn.
  • Feeling of stomach or general fluid reflux into the esophagus.
  • Difficulty swallowing.

Factors that increase the risk of gastric sleeve failure

Following our discussion of the sleeve gastrectomy's warning signs, we'll list some circumstances that make these complications more likely to occur:

  • The patient is male.
  • The patient's age is over 65 years old.
  • Weight mass index greater than 50.
  • Obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Ischemic heart disease.
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • If the patient has diabetes.
  • If the patient suffers from high blood pressure.
  • If the patient smokes.

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