Priya Vijayvargiya, Michael Camilleri

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Gastroparesis is defined as a delay of stomach emptying that can present as a variety of upper gastrointestinal symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, early satiety, bloating, abdominal pain, and weight loss. This chapter details the pathophysiology, symptoms, diagnostic evaluation, and dietary, pharmacological, and surgical treatment options. The three most important principles discussed in this chapter are the need for accurate diagnosis of the cause of upper GI symptoms and specifically confirmation of gastric emptying delay with scintigraphy or breath test, first-line therapy with dietary changes and available prokinetics, and the need to critically appraise the utility of pyloric interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEssential Medical Disorders of the Stomach and Small Intestine
Subtitle of host publicationA Clinical Casebook
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9783030011178
ISBN (Print)9783030011161
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Breath test
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Diet
  • Erythromycin
  • Gastric scintigraphy
  • Idiopathic
  • Metoclopramide
  • Mirtazapine
  • Relamorelin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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