European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 147, Issue 4, pp 422–423 | Cite as

Pathologic childhood aerophagy: an under-diagnosed entity

  • Y. Rosenbach
  • I. Zahavi
  • M. Nitzan
  • G. Dinari
Case Reports

Abstract

Three children with pathologic childhood aerophagy are described. This entity is characterized by progressive abdominal distension during the day, non-distended abdomen in the morning, and visible air swallowing. The condition is usually self-limited, and treatment is symptomatic and by reassurance. Early recognition and diagnosis of this condition might help avoid unnecessary and expensive diagnostic investigations.

Key words

Aerophagy Gastrointestinal gas Abdominal distension 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Rosenbach
    • 1
    • 2
  • I. Zahavi
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Nitzan
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. Dinari
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Paediatrics A, Paediatric Gastroenterology UnitBeilinson Medical CentrePetah TiqvaIsrael
  2. 2.University Sackler School of MedicineTel AvivIsrael

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