Cureus 2021 May 15;13(5):e15044. Epub 2021 May 15.
Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, IND.
Blind loop syndrome (BLS) is a well-recognized delayed complication in small bowel strictures, stenosis, fistulas, diverticula, or post-gastrectomy afferent loop syndrome. However, due to its delayed presentation, BLS after side-to-side bowel anastomosis is inadequately reported. The vicious cycle of the blind loop is due to bacterial overgrowth, resulting in diarrhea, weight loss, malnutrition, and rarely mucosal erosion, bleeding, and perforation peritonitis. Read More