Cojín antirreflujo en forma de cuña

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Definición

Es un dispositivo que se prescribe para su uso en niños que padezcan reflujo gastroesofágico. El cojín de espuma en forma de cuña inclina al niño hacia arriba con el fin de prevenir o reducir el reflujo gastroesofágico mientras esté acostado en la cama.

Información

Un cojín antirreflujo en forma de cuña se usa para elevar la cabeza y los hombros del niño por encima del nivel del estómago. Este dispositivo utiliza la gravedad para reducir los episodios de reflujo gastroesofágico, en el cual los contenidos del estómago se devuelven al esófago y la boca, y posiblemente hacia los pulmones.

El cojín se emplea con menos frecuencia actualmente, porque ha sido reemplazado por tratamientos médicos nuevos y cirugías menos invasivas (utilizando endoscopios).

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  • Last reviewed on 8/2/2011
  • Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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