Ugeskr Læger 2017;179:V03170187
Workup and treatment of gastroparesis
Gastroparesis is impaired gastric emptying without mechanical obstruction and cardinal symptoms including vomiting, nausea, early satiety, and upper abdominal pain. Most cases of gastroparesis are diabetic, idiopathic or post-operative. The correlation between symptoms and objective measures of gastroparesis is poor. Basic treatment includes dietary advices and prokinetics. Selected patients not responding to basic treatment can be offered gastric electrical stimulation. Gastroparesis often appears with other motility disorders, especially constipation.