Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1991;34(2):267-272.
Published online February 28, 1991.
Three Cases of Pathologic Aerophagia.
Y.A. Lee, M.R. Kim, Y.H. Choi, E.J. Bae, H. Cha, J.K. Seo, H.R. Moon
Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University, College of Medicine, Seoul Korea.
소아기 병적 공기 연하증 3례
이영아, 김미란, 최연호, 배은정, 차한, 서정기, 문형로
서울대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Received: 25 August 1990   • Accepted: 12 October 1990
The pathologic aerophagia in childhood is a clinical entity simulating various gastrointestinal disorders in its manifestation. The correct diagnosis is indispensable to the management of the patients. The diagnostic clue of pathologic aerophagia in childhood could be obtainable from the detailed family history pertaining situational status in sibship and interaction within the family and the pathologic aerophagia should be regarded as a type of psychosomatic disorder. The authors experienced three cases of pathologic aerophagia whose chief complaints were abdominal distention and their detailed clinical information was described along with literature survey. No case of pathologic aerophagia has been described in this country as yet.

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