Sandifer syndrome

Sandifer syndrome

(san'di-fĕr),
torticollis (q.v.) in infants, associated with gastroesophageal reflux; may be a mechanism to protect the airway or reduce acid reflux-associated pain.

Sandifer syndrome

(san'di-fĕr),
torticollis (q.v.) in infants, associated with gastroesophageal reflux; may be a mechanism to protect the airway or reduce acid reflux-associated pain.
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Sandifer,

Paul, 20th century English radiologist.
Sandifer syndrome - torticollis in children as a symptom of reflux esophagitis.
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Sandifer syndrome is a movement disorder that comprises gastroesophageal reflux, spasm in the head, neck, and trunk, and abnormal posture.
Refractory head movements secondary to Sandifer syndrome treated with enteral feeding.
Sandifer syndrome is a NEPD which is classicaly characterized with extension in the neck, bending of the head to one side and accompanying opistotonus.
A diagnosis of Sandifer syndrome was made with the present history and clinical and laboratory findings.
Although Sandifer syndrome was described in association with hiatus hernia initially, it is more frequently related with GER.
In a study in which 134 NEPD cases were evaluated, Sandifer syndrome was found in the etiology in four of a total of 26 infants (8).
Sandifer syndrome is frequently associated with normal neurological examination especially in infants.
Sandifer syndrome may also be observed in individuals with metabolic disease or central nervous system disease.
Conclusively, Sandifer syndrome in which detailed history is helpful in the diagnosis is a NEPD with go od prognosis (13).