Gastric Outlet Obstruction Questions & Answers

Updated: Jun 11, 2018
  • Author: Andres E Castellanos, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is gastric outlet obstruction (GOO)?

What is the anatomy relevant to gastric outlet obstruction (GOO)?

What is the pathophysiology of gastric outlet obstruction (GOO)?

What causes gastric outlet obstruction (GOO)?

What is the prevalence of gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) in pancreatic cancer?

What is the incidence of gastric outlet obstruction (GOO)?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of gastric outlet obstruction (GOO)?

Which physical findings suggest gastric outlet obstruction (GOO)?

What results from prolonged vomiting in gastric outlet obstruction (GOO)?

Workup

What is the role of a complete blood count (CBC) in the workup of gastric outlet obstruction (GOO)?

What is the role of plain abdominal radiography in the workup of gastric outlet obstruction (GOO)?

Which procedures are performed in the workup of gastric outlet obstruction (GOO)?

Treatment

What are the treatment options for gastric outlet obstruction (GOO)?

What is the initial management for gastric outlet obstruction (GOO)?

How does the underlying etiology of gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) determine treatment selection?

What is the preoperative management of gastric outlet obstruction (GOO)?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of gastric outlet obstruction (GOO)?

What is the management of gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) due to malignancy?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of malignant gastric outlet obstruction (GOO)?

What is the role of an endoscopic transgastric approach in the surgical treatment of gastric outlet obstruction (GOO)?

What is the efficacy of magnetic endoscopic gastroenteric anastomosis in the treatment of gastric outlet obstruction (GOO)?

What is the role of metallic stents in the treatment of malignant gastric outlet obstruction (GOO)?

What is the role of prophylactic gastrojejunostomy in the treatment of malignant for gastric outlet obstruction (GOO)?

What is included in postoperative care for gastric outlet obstruction (GOO)?

What are the possible complications of surgery for gastric outlet obstruction (GOO)?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of gastric outlet obstruction (GOO)?