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Gastro-oesophageal Reflux and Hiatus Hernia

  • Keith E. Georgeson
  • Michael E. Höllwarth
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Part of the Springer Surgery Atlas Series book series (SPRISURGERY)

Abstract

Gastro-oesophageal reflux (GER) is a physiological phenomenon that occurs in persons of all age groups, more frequently after the ingestion of liquid food. Therefore, most infants spit up milk after feedings, sometimes in a spectacular fashion. This postprandial regurgitation is rarely associated with any serious consequences to the baby and is usually outgrown by 1–2 years of age.

Keywords

Gastro-oesophageal reflux Hiatal hernia Oesophagitis Fundoplication 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Keith E. Georgeson
    • 1
  • Michael E. Höllwarth
    • 2
  1. 1.Providence Pediatric Surgery CenterSpokaneUSA
  2. 2.Medical University, University Clinic for Pediatric and Adolescent SurgeryGrazAustria

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