Dumping Syndrome Questions & Answers

Updated: Jun 11, 2019
  • Author: Rajan Kanth, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is dumping syndrome?

What is the pathophysiology of dumping syndrome?

What is the pathophysiology of early dumping syndrome?

What is the pathophysiology of late dumping syndrome?

What causes dumping syndrome?

What is the global incidence of dumping syndrome?

What is the prevalence of dumping syndrome in the US?

What are sexual predilections of dumping syndrome?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of dumping syndrome?

What are early symptoms of dumping syndrome?

What are late symptoms of dumping syndrome?

What is Sigstad's diagnostic index for dumping syndrome?

How is dumping syndrome diagnosed?

What is the Visick classification and how is it used in the evaluation of dumping syndrome?

Workup

Which tests are performed in the workup of dumping syndrome?

Treatment

What is the role of acarbose in the treatment of dumping syndrome?

What is the role of octreotide in the treatment of dumping syndrome?

What are the mechanisms of action of octreotide in the treatment of dumping syndrome?

How is octreotide administered in the treatment of dumping syndrome?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of dumping syndrome?

What is the role of stomal revision in the treatment of dumping syndrome?

What is the role of conversion of Billroth II to Billroth I gastroduodenostomy in the treatment of dumping syndrome?

What is the role of pyloric reconstruction in the treatment of dumping syndrome?

What is the role of jejunal interposition in the treatment of dumping syndrome?

What is the role of Roux-en-Y conversion in the treatment of dumping syndrome?

What is the role of bariatric surgery in the treatment of dumping syndrome?

What is the role of conversion of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass to sleeve gastrectomy in the treatment of dumping syndrome?

Which experimental procedures have been investigated for the treatment for dumping syndrome?

When are remedial operations indicated in the treatment of dumping syndrome?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of dumping syndrome?

Medications

What is the goal of drug treatment for dumping syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Antisecretory agents are used in the treatment of Dumping Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Hypoglycemic agents are used in the treatment of Dumping Syndrome?