1 doctor weighed in:

Any relief for someone suffering from "dumping syndrone" after a full esophagectomy?

1 doctor weighed in
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.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Andrea Brand
Board Certified,
7M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors