Arch Dis Child 63:837-838 doi:10.1136/adc.63.7.837
  • Research Article

Vomiting and gastro-oesophageal reflux.

  1. J Y Paton,
  2. C S Nanayakkhara,
  3. H Simpson
  1. Department of Child Health, University of Leicester.


      During radionuclide scans in 82 infants and children gastro-oesophageal reflux extending to the upper oesophageal/laryngeal level was detected in 636 one minute frames. Only 61 (9.6%) of these frames were associated with vomiting, defined as the appearance of milk at the mouth. Thus the absence of vomiting does not preclude appreciable gastro-oesophageal reflux.