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Mesenteric vein thrombosis after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy


Address for correspondence: Dr L. Masmiquel, Department of Endocrinology of Hospital Son Llatzer Crtra. Manacor, km. 4, 07198 Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain.. E-mail:


Mesenteric vein thrombosis is a rare complication of bariatric laparoscopic surgery. We report a case of a 47-year-old man with obesity who had mesenteric vein thrombosis 14 days after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. He was treated with heparin anticoagulation with a good therapeutic response. This case and literature review illustrate that mesenteric vein thrombosis has to be included in the differential diagnosis of abdominal pain after a bariatric procedure and listed formally as a complication of bariatric surgery.