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A group of symptoms, including weakness, abdominal discomfort, and sometimes abnormally rapid bowel evacuation, occurring after meals in some patients who have undergone gastric surgery.
- ‘Disabling (ie, through pyloroplasty or pyloromyotomy) or bypassing the valve results in dumping syndrome because of unregulated emptying of high solute concentration liquids, specifically sweets, into the small bowel.’
- ‘The patient may experience dumping syndrome as a result of food being advanced rapidly into the jejunum.’
- ‘Vomiting, wound hernia, obstruction, anemia, and dumping syndrome can occur.’
- ‘Patients who choose this procedure generally are very happy with it because the larger meal size is important to them and the absence of dumping syndrome also is relevant.’
- ‘A dumping syndrome also may occur with gastric bypass, which includes symptoms of flushing, abdominal pain, and diarrhea after rapid emptying of food into the jejunum.’
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