par Scaillon, Michèle ;Candranel, S.
Référence Revue médicale de Bruxelles, 15, 1, page (14-18)
Publication Publié, 1994-01
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : The development of new techniques and their adaptation (miniaturization) to paediatric patients increase the understanding of the underlying pathogenic mechanisms of the classical gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) in infancy and childhood (mainly regurgitation). The more reliable detection of GOR is important in some non-digestive manifestations of disease. In the vast majority of infants, GOR follows a transitory and unconsequent course. However, in some cases, it can persist beyond the normal limit of time for maturation of the gastro-oesophageal junction (18-24 months), and is responsible for chronic complaints. In rare cases it can cause severe morbidity and mortality in the first months of life.