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Old 10-20-2011, 11:34 AM   #46866
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"Even though about 85% of patients are well following Pólya partial gastrectomy for peptic ulcer, a large number of unpleasant sequelae may occur. These may be classified into the following ... Dumping: comprises attacks of fainting, vertigo and sweating after food, rather like a hypoglycaemic attack. This is probably an osmotic effect due to gastric contents of high osmolarity passing rapidly into the jejunum, absorbing fluid into the gut lumen and producing a temporary reduction in circulating blood volume."

- Ellis, Calne, Watson, Lecture Notes: General Surgery, 12th ed.
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