2021
DOI: 10.1590/0102-672020210002e1612
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Abstract: ABSTRACT Background: Although considered a safe procedure, sleeve gastrectomy (SG) has a non-negligible risk of major postoperative complications related to it, with special attention to gastric leaks. Aim: Evaluate the clinical value of the methylene blue test (MBT) in predicting the occurrence of post-SG leaks. Methods: Retrospective study that included 1136 patients who underwent SG with intraoperative MBT between 2012 and 2016. Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV) and negative pre… Show more

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