Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 151–155 | Cite as

The radiologic manifestations of diabetic gastric neuropathy and its differential diagnosis

  • Herbert F. Gramm
  • Karen Reuter
  • Philip Costello


The radiologic signs of diabetic gastric neuropathy consist of ineffectual peristalsis, solid gastric residue, elongated sausage-shaped stomach, gastric barium retention, and duodenal bulb atony. This entity is seen in patients with long-term diabetes mellitus under relatively inadequate control with the likelihood of other complications of this disease. The radiologie differential diagnoses include surgical and autovagotomy as well as drug-induced gastric motility disorders. Theories advanced to explain the pathophysiology of this entity are discussed.

Key words

Stomach Diabetic neuropathy Gastric motility disorders 


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Herbert F. Gramm
    • 1
  • Karen Reuter
    • 2
  • Philip Costello
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyNew England Deaconess HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyPeter Bent Brigham HospitalBostonUSA

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