Subtotal gastrectomy in a teenager with gastroparesis

Schmuel Katz, Ludwig Lazar, Ilan Erez, Zvi Kaufman

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Disorders of gastric emptying are rare in healthy infants and children. Delayed gastric emptying is encountered in adults after operations on the stomach, such as vagotomy and partial gastrectomy, and is extremely rare in young patients. The authors report on a 15-year-old patient with gastroparesis after three attempts to repair a congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Medical therapeutic trials consisting of all combinations of diet regimes with various gastrokinetic drugs failed to alleviate the intractable vomiting. All the patient's symptoms resolved after subtotal gastrectomy with gastroduodenostomy (Billroth I).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-511
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Atonic stomach
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroparesis
  • Repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia


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