Johns Hopkins Diabetes GuideComplications and ComorbiditiesGastrointestinal

Gastroparesis

Clare J. Lee, M.D., Octavia Pickett-Blakely, M.D., Mimi Huizinga, M.D.
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DEFINITION

  • Delayed gastric emptying in the absence of a mechanical gastric outlet obstruction
  • The result of hyperglycemia-associated autonomic dysfunction and vagus nerve damage
  • Absence of other etiologies of delayed gastric emptying (e.g. narcotics, previous vagotomy)

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Last updated: November 5, 2015