Dumping Syndrome Underlying Cause
Dumping syndrome occurs when the stomach empties its contents into the small intestine too quickly. The most common cause of dumping syndrome is stomach surgery: the stomach may empty too quickly after surgery.
Surgical procedures that can cause dumping syndrome include:
- Removal of a portion of the stomach
- Opening the passageway between the stomach and the small intestine
- Cutting the nerves that supply the stomach
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