Gastroparesis is a disorder of the stomach involving a delay in the emptying of gastric contents that typically presents with nausea, vomiting, early satiety, and weight loss. Though commonly associated with diabetes or as a complication of surgical procedures, etiologies stemming from paraneoplastic processes are important to consider despite often being overlooked. The case presented here describes a patient with a significant malignancy history and evidence of severely impaired gastric emptying concerning for paraneoplastic gastroparesis and highlights the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of the condition.
Habig, MD, Gregory and Robbins, MD, Justin
"Severely Impaired Gastric Emptying in the Setting of an Extensive Malignancy History: A Case of Paraneoplastic Gastroparesis,"
The Medicine Forum: Vol. 22, Article 8.
Available at: https://jdc.jefferson.edu/tmf/vol22/iss1/8