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Gastric bypass. Frontal X-ray of the digestive system of an obese 52-year-old woman (weighing 145 kilograms) who has had a gastric bypass form of bariatric (weight-loss) surgery). The oesophagus has been connected to the intestines. This X-ray shows the post-operative clips and staples (some at upper right and upper left). For a contrast medium being used to assess the success of the operation, see image C038/9363.
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