Kadirkamanathan, S. S.; Wingate, D. S.; Epstein, O.; Winsler, M.; MacPherson, M.; Fullarlon, G.
April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA29
Academic Journal
Gastroparesis is a chronic condition characterised by delayed gastric empting in the absence of mechanical obstruction. Some patients do not respond to medical treatment, suffer chronic nausea and vomiting and may require invasive supplemental nutritional support. Additionally, in diabetic patients gastroporesis can make maintenance of normal blood glucose levels a challenge. Gastric electrical stimulation represents a new surgical option for the treatment of severe gastroparesis. The system consists of art implantable pulse generator and two intramuscular electrodes, which are inserted into the muscular layer of the stomach.


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