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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 203-206

The rumination syndrome in adults: A review of the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment


1 Department of Internal Medicine, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece
2 Endoscopy Unit, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece

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K Mimidis
Endoscopy Unit, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis
Greece
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DOI: 10.4103/0022-3859.33868

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Rumination in adults is considered to be the effortless regurgitation of recently ingested food into the mouth, followed by either rechewing and reswallowing or expulsion of the regurgitate. On the basis of the definition of rumination as a unique category of functional gastroduodenal disorders, according to the newly established Rome III classification, a review of the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of the rumination syndrome in adults is presented after systematic and critical approach of all articles that could be retrieved through PubMed using the term "rumination".






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