22 Regurgitation

Regurgitation is the passive expulsion of oesophageal or gastric contents from the oral cavity, and is most commonly the result of oesophageal disease. Regurgitation is the most common sign of, but not pathognomonic for, oesophageal disease, and other differential diagnoses, in particular pharyngeal disorders, must be considered. There are a large number of possible causes of regurgitation; some of the more common are listed in Box 22.1. In the author’s experience, megaoesophagus and oesophageal foreign bodies are the most common reasons for regurgitation in emergency patients.

Approach to Regurgitation

Sep 3, 2016 | Posted by in SMALL ANIMAL | Comments Off on Regurgitation

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