Rumination Syndrome


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An eating disorder of early childhood (up to 10% of infants have it, but usually outgrow it) and of the mentally retarded (again, affecting up to 10%), which consists of regurgitation of non-acidic food for up to 2 hours (usually less than one hour) after swallowing, similar to cows’ process of rumination, hence the name
Management Aversion training, diaphragmatic breathing
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Voluntary induction of transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxations in an adult patient with the rumination syndrome. Am J Gastroenterol 1990; 85:1621-5.