Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
News » Foetus dies after mother suffers gastric stapling complications

Foetus dies after mother suffers gastric stapling complications

A pregnant women developed complications from a gastric stapling operation. Her small intestine had gone through a hernia in a membrane, cutting off blood supply to the intestines which then became infected. The first hospital misdiagnosed the cause of her stomach pain. By the time she was properly diagnosed at a second hospital, the fetus had died. Surgery failed to save the motherís life as well.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Australian

Related Disease Topics:

Related Symptom Topics:

Article Source Details

About: Foetus dies after mother suffers gastric stapling complications

Date: 12 August 2004

Source: The Australian


Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

More News Topics

  • Soy reduces incidence of hot flashes in menopausal women
  • Soy, vitamin E and folate are essential for prevention of certain cancers
  • Spartan diet dramatically introduces length of life
  • Spate of shaken baby syndrome offences increases awareness
  • Special milk alleviates insomnia
  • Spina bifida can be avoidable with vitamin supplements
  • Spinal surgery resulting in paraplegia leads to 16 million award
  • Sponge left in manís arm following surgery
  • St Johnís Wort can have a negative effect on many prescription drugs
  • Staph infection outbreak among inmates at jail goes untreated for months
  • Statin drugs carry low risk of muscle damage leading to kidney failure
  • Statins have dual benefit of lowering cholesterol and preventing certain cancers
  • Statins improve heart attack recovery
  • Statins may benefit people at low risk of heart disease

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise