Air swallowing as a tic

RS Weil, Andrea Cavanna, JMT Willoughby, MM Robertson

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The authors present a patient with Gilles de la Tourette syndrome who developed abdominal distension and bloating due to air swallowing. We suggest that this air swallowing may have been due to a tic. (C) 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-500
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Psychosomatic Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2008


  • Air swallowing
  • Aerophagy
  • Tic
  • Gilles de la Tourette syndrome


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