Gastrojejunal loop obstruction syndrome | definition of gastrojejunal loop obstruction syndrome by Medical dictionary
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.