Gastroparesis

  • Etiology: decreased to absent gastric motility
  • Imaging: distended stomach filled with fluid and solid food
  • DDX: bezoar, imaging right after a large meal is eaten
  • Complications: gastroesophageal reflux which can cause aspiration pneumonia

Cases of Gastroparesis

AXR of gastroparesis
AXR upright shows an extremely distended stomach with an air-fluid level within it that is displacing the transverse colon inferiorly.