Q) True about retained antrum syndrome after gastrectomy are all except
a) It is a persistent hypergastrinemic state
b) It is only seen after Billroth II Gastrectomy
c) Technetium labelled food is not helpful in diagnosing this condition
d) Serum gastrin is usually less than 1000 pg/ml
After billroth II gastrectomy, if a cuff of gastric mucosa remains with duodenum, this entity is called as retained antrum syndrome. This cuff of gastric mucosa is cut off from the proximal stomach and inhibitory effect of hormones such as VIP (Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide) leading to a persistent hypergastrinemic state. ALso this gastric mucosa is continuously bathed by the alkaline contents of duodenum , which further increases the acid formation.
Both Basal and maximal gastric acid outputs increase but it is not as high as seen in zollinger ellison syndrome. Typically less than 1000 pg/ml
This condition can present as recurrent and persistent ulcerations. Technetium scanning is the diagnostic modality of choice. Treatment is re do surgery and antral excision.
Technetium pertechnate imaging has a sensitivity of 73% and specificity of 100%
Diuelafoy lesion which is false? (AIIMS 2018) A. Most of the bleed cannot be visualised due to small mucosal defect lies over large arterial bleed. B. Large 1-3 mm artery in the submucosa is the source C. MC in the greater curvature D. Found within 6 cm from GEJ
Dumping syndrome are most common after billroth II gastrectomy followed by BI and Truncal vagotomy and gastro jejunostomy.
Dumping can occur 30 mins after food, (early dumping) or 2 hours after eating (late dumping). Early dumping has GI symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, epigastric fullness, diarrhea and abdominal pain.
Early dumping occurs due to rapid emptying of chyme in jejunum. This hyperosmolar fluid draws water from extracellular compartment to the lumen of small intestine causing intestinal distension and autonomic changes.Serotonin, bradykinin-like substances, neurotensin, and enteroglucagon are involved in early dumping.
Late dumping syndrome has more cardiovascular symptoms such as palpitations, light headedness, dizziness, tachycardia, diaphoresis, flushing and blurred vision.
It occurs due to delivery of carbohydrates into jejunum, their absorption causes hyperglycemia and insulin release. Excessive insulin release leads to development of symptoms.
Diet - Avoid carbohydrates, frequent small meals of protein and fat and separate liquids from solids