A member asked:

Can vagus nerve damage arising from abdominal surgeries causing gastroparesis be reversed? is gastroparesis in this case curable or permanent? can appendix removal cause such kind of damage!.

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead answered

Specializes in Trauma Surgery

the intra abdominal surgery was at the gastroesophageal junction or the lesser curvature of the stomach. Appendectomy is no where the Vagus Nerve distribution Here is a good article for the causes of Gastroparesis: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gastroparesis/symptoms-causes/syc-20355787

Answered Jun 25, 2018



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