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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.

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