gastrojejunal loop obstruction syndrome -->
afferent loop syndrome
medical dictionary


A complication of gastrojejunostomy, caused by acute or chronic obstruction of the afferent loop due to hernia, intussusception, kinking, volvulus, etc. It is characterised by pain and vomiting of bile-stained fluid and includes acute afferent loop obstruction and bilious vomiting.

(12 Dec 1998)