Prospective Study of the Long-Term Effects of Bariatric Surgery on Liver Injury in Patients Without Advanced Disease Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • BACKGROUND & AIMS: Severe obesity is implicated in development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Bariatric surgery induces weight loss and increases survival time of obese patients, but little is known about its effects on liver damage. We performed a 5-year prospective study to evaluate fibrosis and nonalcoholic steatosis (NASH) in severely obese patients after bariatric surgery. METHODS: Bariatric surgery was performed on 381 patients. Clinical and biological data, along with liver biopsies, were collected before and at 1 and 5 years after surgery. RESULTS: Five years after surgery, levels of fibrosis increased significantly, but 95.7% of patients maintained a fibrosis score

authors

  • Mathurin, Philippe
  • Hollebecque, Antoine
  • Arnalsteen, Laurent
  • Buob, David
  • Leteurtre, Emmanuelle
  • Caiazzo, Robert
  • Pigeyre, Marie Eva
  • Verkindt, Hélène
  • Dharancy, Sébastien
  • Louvet, Alexandre
  • Romon, Monique
  • Pattou, François

publication date

  • August 2009

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