Postcholecystectomy - Gastroparesis & Nerve Damage

Cholecystectomy and clinical presentations of Gastroparesis

Dig Dis Sci. Author manuscript; available in PMC Apr 1, 2014. Published in final edited form as: Dig Dis Sci. Apr 2013; 58(4): 1062–1073. Published online Mar 2, 2013. doi:  10.1007/s10620-013-2596-y PMCID: PMC3891205 NIHMSID: NIHMS540151 Printable version Cholecystectomy and Clinical Presentations of Gastroparesis The NIDDK Gastroparesis Clinical Research Consortium (GpCRC)* The publisher’s final edited version of this article is […]

Understanding Gastroparesis – Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

Also known as delayed gastric emptying, gastroparesis is a digestive disorder in which the muscles in the wall of the stomach work poorly – or not at all – preventing the stomach from emptying properly or in a timely manner. Gastroparesis develops when the vagus nerve – which normally controls the transportation of food from […]

Gastroparesis after gallbladder removal – injury to the vagus nerve

Gastroparesis Causes There are many different causes of gastroparesis, although the connection between disorders is not completely apparent in many scenarios. Diabetes is the most common cause Abdominal surgery (nissen fundoplication, gastric bypass surgery, gallbladder removal). Surgery may injure the vagus nerve which is responsible for causing the stomach muscles to contract, pushing food out of the […]

Cholecystectomy and Clinical Presentations of Gastroparesis

Abstract Background Many patients with gastroparesis have had their gallbladders removed. Aim To determine if clinical presentations of patients with gastroparesis differ in those with prior cholecystectomy compared to patients who have not had their gallbladder removed. Methods Gastroparetic patients were prospectively enrolled in the NIDDK Gastroparesis Registry. Detailed history and physical examinations were performed; […]