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Any relief for someone suffering from "dumping syndrone" after a full esophagectomy?
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Possibly...
Dumping syndrome implies bolus emptying of the stomach into the duodenum with associated release of digestive hormones & insulin.
The esophagus does not play a role in this syndrome. But if you have had a gastric pull-up procedure (where the stomach is now in your chest to take the place of the removed esophagus, undoubtedly its motility has been altered & as such dumping syndrome may be modified.

In brief: Possibly...
Dumping syndrome implies bolus emptying of the stomach into the duodenum with associated release of digestive hormones & insulin.
The esophagus does not play a role in this syndrome. But if you have had a gastric pull-up procedure (where the stomach is now in your chest to take the place of the removed esophagus, undoubtedly its motility has been altered & as such dumping syndrome may be modified.
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