Surgical treatment of severe dumping syndrome.

  Vol. 41 (2) 2020 Neuro endocrinology letters Journal Article   2020; 41(2): 55-59 PubMed PMID:  33185991    Citation

: Dumping syndrome is a common post-operative complication following gastric surgery. Clinically, severe dumping can be a serious medical condition with a negative impact on the patient's life. In our case report, we present a case of refractory dumping syndrome which developed after laparoscopic subtotal gastrectomy with gastrojejunoanastomosis due to massive gastroptosis with stomach evacuation problems. Conservative gastroenterology treatment was not successful. Due to the progression of weight loss and life-threatening hypoglycaemia, the decision for surgical treatment was made. After the corrective gastro-duodenal and jejuno-jejunal anastomoses, all clinical symptoms resolved completely. With regard to the presented case, we discuss the common treatment options for dumping syndrome: the standard recommendations for dietary habits, pharmacological treatment and finally the surgery and its pitfalls. Due to the absence of randomized trials and guidelines, every patient should be treated in a personalized way.

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