gastrojejunal loop obstruction syndrome

af·fer·ent loop syn·drome

chronic obstruction of the duodenum and jejunum proximal to the gastrojejunostomy performed in a Billroth II-type gastrectomy; the distended afferent loop of jejunum and duodenum causes symptoms of pain and fullness associated with food ingestion; weight loss is common.

gastrojejunal loop obstruction syndrome

A clinically nonspecific "post-gastrectomy" syndrome occurring with decreasing frequency; the availability of the H2-blocking phamacologic agents for nonsurgical treatment of upper gastrointestinal ulcers has resulted in a four-fold drop in gastric ulcer surgery. An alternate term addressing this semantic conundrum is post-gastric surgery dysfunction.
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