Afferent loop syndrome. Definition

Medical Definition: afferent loop syndrome

Set of symptoms and signs that are produced by an afferent loop obstruction intestinal mounting. The description of the typical clinical picture is feeling nauseous, feeling of fullness, discomfort, or epigastric pain, food intolerance and recurrent vomiting sudden, copious and bilious, despite fasting. The cause is the afferent loop obstruction due to adhesions or tumor, or bend, usually for being too long. Occasional episodes of airway clearance, which relieve symptoms with a bilious vomiting abundant. Usually requires a surgical treatment for resolution. View afferent loop, gastrectomy, intestinal obstruction, vomiting, and de Roux

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