Diabetic gastropathy

  • Richard H. Marshak
  • Daniel Maklansky
Radiologic Notes


Some patients with diabetes mellitus may present with gastrointestinal complaints as a manifestation of a visceral neuropathy. On X-ray examination of the stomach, a marked increase in gastric secretions is seen frequently associated with diminution in peristalsis. A repeat study after the patient fasts for 24 hr. usually reveals a normal stomach.

On occasion, nondiabetic patients may demonstrate similar X-ray findings.


Public Health Diabetes Mellitus Neuropathy Gastric Secretion Normal Stomach 
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© Hoeber Medical Division • Harper & Row, Publishers, Incorporated 1964

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard H. Marshak
    • 1
  • Daniel Maklansky
    • 1
  1. 1.From the Department of RadiologyMt. Sinai HospitalNew York

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