Postgastrectomy syndromes:

Post-Gastrectomy Syndrome

The essential function of the stomach is to go about as a repository, start the digestion process, and deliver its substance continuously into the duodenum with the goal that digestion in the small bowel is ideally performed.


Patients with a diagnosis of gastric cancer, trauma, or convoluted peptic ulcer sickness may require a gastrectomy, which is the careful expulsion of a segment of or, once in a while, the entirety of the stomach. The anatomical changes that outcome after gastrectomy influence the purging season of the stomach. In the event that the pyloric valve situated between the stomach and initial segment of the small intestine (duodenum) is eliminated, the stomach can't hold food long enough for partial assimilation to happen. Food at that point ventures too quickly into the small intestine delivering a condition known as the post-gastrectomy disorder.


This disorder is portrayed by a brought down capacity to bear huge suppers, fast exhausting of food into the small intestine or "dumping," abdominal squeezing torment, loose bowels, unsteadiness subsequent to eating just as expanded pulse and sharp drops in glucose levels. In the "early" dumping disorder, side effects happen roughly one-half hour in the wake of eating while in the "late" dumping condition they seem two to four hours in the wake of eating. The sugar segment brings water into the intestinal lumen causing abrupt liquid movements in the early dumping while late dumping is brought about by a receptive hypoglycemia. An expected number of about half of all patients who have gone through gastric surgery have a few manifestations of gastric dumping. The rate and seriousness of indications are connected straightforwardly to the degree of gastric surgery. Other indications include nausea, excessive sweating, diarrhea etc.

Treatment Of Post-Gastrectomy

Treatment of post-gastrectomy disorder incorporates inception of a post-gastrectomy diet, which is high in protein, low in sugars, and low in concentrated desserts. This diet ought to be taken as five or six small dinners, with restricted liquid consumption during meals. Every so often, medications might be needed to help control these manifestations.

Description Percentage

Severe; associated with nausea, sweating, circulatory disturbance after meals, diarrhea, hypoglycemic symptoms, and weight loss with malnutrition and anemia

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Moderate; less frequent episodes of epigastric disorders with characteristic mild circulatory symptoms after meals but with diarrhea and weight loss

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Mild; infrequent episodes of epigastric distress with characteristic mild circulatory symptoms or continuous mild manifestations


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