The Unexpected Evolution of an Expected Complication: Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis

Annamaria Agnes*, Cosimo Callari, Marco Raffaelli

*Autore corrispondente per questo lavoro

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Severe obesity is associated with consistent morbidity and mortality. Bariatric surgery is presently the most effective treatment for this condition, and laparoscopic Rouxen-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is the most common surgical procedure performed. RYGB carries a mortality risk of 0.5–1.9%. One fearedearly surgical complications is postoperative leak,occurringin2.1–5.2% of patients and having a mortality rate up to 50%. Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare disease, characterized by an uncontrolled inflammatory response that leads to systemic compromise and in the end to death by multi-organ failure, bleeding, sepsis, or disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). We report the first case of HLH associated with complicated bariatric surgery, investigating possible reasons for this association
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)205-207
Numero di pagine3
RivistaObesity Surgery
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2017


  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Surgery


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