Published online Apr 16, 2013. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v1.i1.52
Revised: March 26, 2013
Accepted: March 28, 2013
Published online: April 16, 2013
Core tip: Biliointestinal bypass (BIB) is considered an effective procedure among recently introduced bariatric surgery techniques. Liver failure has been described after jejunoileal bypass, biliopancreatic diversion and gastric bypass; however, no case of liver injury has been reported after BIB in the literature, to our knowledge. We present a case of liver failure that developed 8 mo after biliointestinal derivation in a young obese patient, who subsequently required a liver transplantation.