Halil Özgüç1, Mustafa Narmanlı1, Erdal Duman2

1Department of General Surgery, Medicabil Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
2Department of Radiology, Medicabil Hospital, Bursa, Turkey


Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is used increasingly for obesity treatment. The most important complications of this procedure are bleeding and staple line leak. In this article, a 44-year-old female patient who developed a leak at the gastro-oesophageal junction following a revision laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is presented. The leak was recognized by computerized tomography and fluoroscopy that were performed during endoscopy. A fully expandable covered stent was inserted to the leak site. The stent was removed endoscopically after three weeks and the fistula healed completely. Early use of stents is an effective treatment method in leaks that have developed after sleeve gastrectomy.

Keywords: Sleeve gastrectomy, staple line leak, oesophageal stent


Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - H.Ö., M.N.; Supervision - H.Ö.; Funding - H.Ö., M.N., E.D.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - H.Ö.; Writer - H.Ö., M.N.; Critical Review - H.Ö., E.D.

Conflict of Interest

No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.