Surgical Therapy of Diabetic Gastroparesis

J Clin Gastroenterol. 1989 Apr;11(2):204-7. doi: 10.1097/00004836-198904000-00018.


Diabetic gastroparesis is a complication of diabetes mellitus that usually responds to medical management. We report a patient in whom medical management failed, and a gastrostomy, pyloroplasty, and jejunostomy were done to insure nutrition and to decompress the stomach. We also review the surgical management of this condition.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / complications*
  • Gastrostomy
  • Humans
  • Jejunostomy
  • Male
  • Paralysis / etiology
  • Paralysis / surgery*
  • Pylorus / surgery
  • Stomach Diseases / etiology
  • Stomach Diseases / surgery*