Bariatric imaging: Technical aspects and postoperative complications by ProQuest

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Radiologic assessment of these procedures is often done in the immediate postoperative period to confirm that the postsurgical anatomy is intact. In addition, imaging is frequently requested by the surgeon when complications are suspected. A good understanding of the post-surgical anatomy and of the appearance of complications is essential for accurate interpretation of these studies.

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									Bariatric imaging: Technical
aspects and postoperative
complications
Myrosia T. Mitchell, MD




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