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What can cause vagus nerve damage and the gastroparesis?

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Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: DM

Gastroparesis is often associated with diabetic nerve damage, but may be caused by other diseases.

In brief: DM

Gastroparesis is often associated with diabetic nerve damage, but may be caused by other diseases.
Dr. Reza Karimi
Dr. Reza Karimi
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: Postoperative Trauma

The vagus nerves enter the abdominal cavity thru the same hole in the diaphragm as the esophagus.
Therefore, injury may occur with any operation in this area including fundoplication for gerd, lap band, hiatal hernia repair, etc. Common side effects include diarrhea and stomach emptying problems. Unfortunately, this is difficult to DX and harder to rx.

In brief: Postoperative Trauma

The vagus nerves enter the abdominal cavity thru the same hole in the diaphragm as the esophagus.
Therefore, injury may occur with any operation in this area including fundoplication for gerd, lap band, hiatal hernia repair, etc. Common side effects include diarrhea and stomach emptying problems. Unfortunately, this is difficult to DX and harder to rx.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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