Prevalence and clinical picture of gastroesophageal prolapse in gastroesophageal reflux disease

Diseases of the EsophagusAramini B et al. | November 30, 2011

Gastroesophageal(GE) prolapse has a relatively low prevalence in GERD patients. It is characterized by epigastric or retrosternal pain, and the need to belch to attenuate or resolve the pain. The pain is allegedly a result of the mechanical consequences of prolapse of the gastric mucosa into the esophagus.

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