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A 59-year-old female asked:

in 1966 open surgery for malrotation & right kidney displacement & appendix removal age 12,now problems with acute gastroparesis/ sma syndrome ?? help

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Very different: conditions. Both the conditions of "gastroparesis" and "SMA syndrome" are uncommon, and are very different, unrelated conditions. Neither of these would be related to past surgery. Both need a detailed evaluation by a specialist, Gastroenterologist. Both need specialized radiology testing (gastric emptying study, vascular MRI study, etc). Your doctor will know what tests you need.

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