Toddler undergoes bariatric surgery

A "morbidly obese" 2.5-year-old has become the world's youngest ever bariatric surgery patient, after undergoing a sleeve gastrectomy in Saudi Arabia.

The boy weighed 33 kg and had a BMI of 41 kg/m2 when he went under the knife, and had obstructive sleep apnoea and bowing of the legs.

Months of medical management and lifestyle advice had failed to curb his weight gain, prompting the drastic decision to operate in