Comprehensive Causes And Risk Factors For Blind Loop Syndrome

Abdominal Surgery Complications

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The development of blind loop syndrome can be triggered by abdominal surgery complications. Most often, these surgical procedures are of the bariatric variation or for the purpose of achieving weight loss. The bariatric procedure that interferes the most with the function and normal flow of food through the intestines is called a gastric bypass. A gastric bypass procedure creates a smaller stomach pouch that bypasses or goes around the first third of the small intestine. While gastric bypass surgery is successful in terms of helping with weight loss, it can easily impair the normal absorption of nutrients and disrupt the flow of food through the digestive tract, both of which can trigger blind loop syndrome. This blind loop can also develop from complications that happen due to surgical procedures that shorten the gastrointestinal tract to treat diseases that affect the intestines and their function. This includes surgery to treat certain kinds of cancers, bowel obstructions, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticular disease, intestinal polyps, bowel twisting, and nerve problems in the intestines.

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