Background Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is considered safe and effective even as conversion procedure after primary bariatric operations. The correlation between gastric pouch volumes and patients weight loss remains unclear. Methods To assess a correlation between the gastric remnant size and the weight loss, we reviewed 49 consecutive barium swallow UGS performed at our institute from August 2012 through May 2014 in LSG patients with symptoms and/or unsatisfactory weight loss. The anteroposterior (AP), laterolateral (LL) and vertical (CC) diameters of the gastric pouch were measured to calculate the volume by the formula of the ellipsoid (AP 9 LL 9 CC 9 0.5). Patients were divided in two groups: group 1 without gastric pouch (n = 36) and group 2 with gastric pouch (n = 13). Correlation between pouch volume and weight loss data was calculated with t Student’s and Fisher tests to compare the percent excess body mass index (BMI) and percent excess body mass loss (EBL) between two groups, and P\0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results The mean percent EBL was 26.54 ± 11.02 and 27.12 ± 12.35 kg/m2 in groups with and without pouch, respectively. The mean volume of the pouch after LSG was 17.13 ± 21.56 mm3. Pouch volume, when present, was not significantly correlated to weight loss (P = 0.88 95 % CI, CL 19.88–33.20 group 2; CL 22.94–31.30 group 1). Conclusions No statistical correlation was found between the volume of the gastric pouch and weight loss (percent EBL) after LSG in symptomatic or with unsatisfactory weight loss patients.

Relationship between gastric pouch and weight loss after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

BARBIERO, GIULIO;ROMANUCCI, GIOVANNA;ORTU, VALERIA;MIOTTO, DIEGO;POMERRI, FABIO;VERDI, DAUNIA;PREVEDELLO, LUCA;FOLETTO, MIRTO
2016

Abstract

Background Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is considered safe and effective even as conversion procedure after primary bariatric operations. The correlation between gastric pouch volumes and patients weight loss remains unclear. Methods To assess a correlation between the gastric remnant size and the weight loss, we reviewed 49 consecutive barium swallow UGS performed at our institute from August 2012 through May 2014 in LSG patients with symptoms and/or unsatisfactory weight loss. The anteroposterior (AP), laterolateral (LL) and vertical (CC) diameters of the gastric pouch were measured to calculate the volume by the formula of the ellipsoid (AP 9 LL 9 CC 9 0.5). Patients were divided in two groups: group 1 without gastric pouch (n = 36) and group 2 with gastric pouch (n = 13). Correlation between pouch volume and weight loss data was calculated with t Student’s and Fisher tests to compare the percent excess body mass index (BMI) and percent excess body mass loss (EBL) between two groups, and P\0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results The mean percent EBL was 26.54 ± 11.02 and 27.12 ± 12.35 kg/m2 in groups with and without pouch, respectively. The mean volume of the pouch after LSG was 17.13 ± 21.56 mm3. Pouch volume, when present, was not significantly correlated to weight loss (P = 0.88 95 % CI, CL 19.88–33.20 group 2; CL 22.94–31.30 group 1). Conclusions No statistical correlation was found between the volume of the gastric pouch and weight loss (percent EBL) after LSG in symptomatic or with unsatisfactory weight loss patients.
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