Maternal-neonatal vitamin K deficiency secondary to maternal biliopancreatic diversion

Sara De Carolis, Maria Pia De Carolis, Silvia Salvi, Enrico Zecca, Costantino Romagnoli

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Bariatric surgery has become a common therapeutic approach for severe obesity, in case of unsuccessful behavioural and/or medical interventions. During the past years, the number of obese women who underwent bariatric surgery in childbearing age has progressively increased. We report a case of vitamin K deficiency, due to maternal biliopancreatic diversion, resulting in a symptomatic clinical presentation in the mother and in a hypocoagulable state in her neonate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)334-336
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Biliopancreatic Diversion
  • Blood Coagulation Tests
  • Female
  • Hematology
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Obesity, Morbid
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications
  • Vitamin K
  • Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding
  • biliopancreatic diversion
  • coagulopathy
  • malabsorption
  • neonate
  • vitamin K


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