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Rivera I, Ochoa-Martínez CI, Hermosillo-Sandoval JM, Morales-Amezcua JM, Fuentes-Orozco C, González-Ojeda A
Dumping syndrome in patients submitted to gastric resection
Cir Cir 2007; 75 (6)

Language: Español
References: 44
Page: 429-433
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Background: We undertook this study to establish the incidence of dumping syndrome after partial or total gastric resection and its association with patient’s preoperative nutritional status as well as the clinical behavior with dietary management during a short-term follow-up period.
Methods: This was a prospective study of consecutive patients › 30 years of age and who were submitted to gastrectomy for gastric cancer or complicated ulceropeptic disease during a 24-month period in a highly specialized hospital.
Results: A total of 42 patients were evaluated with a slight female predominance (n = 22, 52.4 %). Twenty nine cases (69 %) had subtotal gastrectomy and 13 (31 %) had a total gastrectomy. Patients had a medium age of 54.4 ± 7.6 vs. 66 ± 14 years, respectively (p = 0.034). Reconstruction techniques were Roux-en-Y gastrojejunostomy in 69 % and Roux-en-Y esophago-jejunostomy in 28.5 %. We found dumping syndrome in 45 % of the cases associated with acute or chronic undernutrition (p = 0.003). Fifty three percent of the patients with dumping syndrome improved with adequate dietetic manipulation during a follow-up period of 211 days.
Conclusions: Although the majority of reconstructions were performed with dysfunctionalized small bowel segments, the incidence of dumping syndrome was 45 %. Patient’s preoperative nutritional status influenced the presence of clinical manifestations. Adequate dietary management reduced, in 53 % of the patients, the presence of dumping symptoms during a short-term follow-up period.

Key words: Dumping syndrome, gastrectomy, type of reconstruction, nutritional status.


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