Pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of postoperative dumping syndrome

  title={Pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of postoperative dumping syndrome},
  author={Jan Tack and J G E M Arts and Philip Caenepeel and Dominiek De Wulf and Raf Bisschops},
  journal={Nature Reviews Gastroenterology &Hepatology},
Dumping syndrome is a frequent complication of esophageal, gastric or bariatric surgery. Rapid gastric emptying, with the delivery to the small intestine of a significant proportion of solid food as large particles that are difficult to digest, is a key event in the pathogenesis of this syndrome. This occurrence causes a shift of fluid from the intravascular component to the intestinal lumen, which results in cardiovascular symptoms, release of several gastrointestinal and pancreatic hormones… CONTINUE READING
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