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Table 2 Gastrointestinal Diagnoses and corresponding interventions in our cohort

From: Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood: gastrointestinal manifestations and correlation with neurological impairments

Diagnosis Number affected/Number needing medical intervention/number needing surgery
Gastrointestinal dysmotility 33 affected/33 needed medications/16 needed gastrostomya
Gastroparesis 4 affected/4 diagnosed by nuclear medicine gastric emptying study, 0 needed surgery
Oropharyngeal Dysphagia 26 affected/26 needed advice about volumes and textures of food/16 needed gastrostomya
Gastroesophageal Reflux 26 affected/26 needed medications/2 needed Nissen fundoplication
  1. aGastrostomy was performed for the problems of swallowing with aspiration as well as for usually coexisting hypomotlity