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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 5, Issue 4, Pages 126-128
Brief Communication

Gastroptosis: A Cause of Postprandial Abdominal Bloating

Stephen N Sullivan

Gastrointestinal Unit, Victoria Hospital, London, Ontario, Canada

Received 6 June 1991; Accepted 28 June 1991

Copyright © 1991 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Ptosis of the food- and fluid-filled stomach is described as an ‘organic’ explanation for postprandial abdominal bloating in six patients. Demographic data, precipitating foods, radiography and gastric emptying times are presented. Therapy with support hose, a girdle, domperidone and cisapride were variously perceived to he helpful.