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Table 5 Technique for surgical emergency exploration in patients presenting acute abdomen previously submitted to bariatric surgery

From: The Operative management in Bariatric Acute abdomen (OBA) Survey: long-term complications of bariatric surgery and the emergency surgeon’s point of view

Technique for surgical emergency explorationNumber of answers%
Laparoscopy in < 50% of cases24/11720.5
Laparoscopy in > 50% of cases57/11748.7
Laparotomy in all cases16/11713.7
Laparotomy in < 50% of cases1/1170.85
Laparotomy in > 50% of cases19/11716.2