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Gastroparesis by Celiac Artery Compresion Syndrome

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  • Posted By: Vivian Aviles-Santos
  • April 10, 2008
  • 01:11 PM

Hi, my name is Vivian, and I my best friend Astrid was diagnosed with Gastroparesis some time back after many misdiagnosis. She was vomiting so much, she was taken to the hospital "Celebration" in Florida, and after many tests and studies, the doctors told her they had finally discovered what was causing her Gastroparesis. It seems she was born without one of the celiac arteries that goes from her stomach to the heart, and the other artery was blocked, causing for no blood to go from her stomach to her heart, therefore, created the paralisis of her stomach. Doctors told her she would undergo surgery, but the next day was advised they would not operate. I'm desperate to know if their is any doctor out there willing to take the challenge, since this is the first case ever seen where a person is diagnosed with Gastroparesis caused by Celiac Artery Compresion Syndrome due to not having the artery itself, and not because of diabetes or any other health problems.

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  • Hi! I stumbled across this while googleing Gastroparesis and I couldn't wait to respond to you! My name is Megan. I also have Celiac Artery Compression Syndrome and just recently got diagnosed with gastroparesis. The problem with her artery sounds a little different from mine but essentially mine is blocking off some of the blood supply from my stomach...or so the the doctors think there is a lot of controversy over this condition. But, It being so rare I've never met or heard of anyone else who's had it. so let your friend know she's not alone ;) Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.Take Care,Megan
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