Gastroesophageal reflux in infants with hydrocephalus before and after ventriculo-peritoneal shunt operation.

@article{Shteyer1998GastroesophagealRI,
  title={Gastroesophageal reflux in infants with hydrocephalus before and after ventriculo-peritoneal shunt operation.},
  author={Eyal Shteyer and Edward H Rothman and Shlomi Constantini and Esther Granot},
  journal={Pediatric neurosurgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={138-41}
}
Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is common in neurologically impaired children, especially those with central nervous system disorders. The cause of GER in these children has not yet been defined, but in animal studies, acute elevation of intracranial pressure (ICP) has been shown to result in a decrease in lower esophageal sphincter pressure. Ten infants with hydrocephalus underwent esophageal pH monitoring prior to and after a ventriculoperitoneal (V-P) shunt operation. A significant degree of… CONTINUE READING