Afferent Loop Syndrome Differential Diagnoses

Updated: May 15, 2019
  • Author: Suresh Kumar Nayudu, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Important considerations

Note that a delay in the diagnosis of ALS can result in serious consequences, particularly with acute ALS, because diagnostic delay can lead to bowel perforation or gangrene, with resultant intra-abdominal sepsis.

Other problems to be considered include the following:

  • Bile reflux gastritis

  • Pancreatic pseudocyst or cystic tumor

  • Mesenteric cyst

  • Mesenteric lymphoid hamartoma

  • Intra-abdominal abscess

  • Cystic metastases

Differential Diagnoses