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pyloric stenosis

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
38 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Stomach exit blockag: In a baby with hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS), the circular pyloric muscle fibers which regulate the emptying of the stomach become swollen (&quo ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
38 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Usually not: Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS) in a young baby is treated with an operation called a pyloromyotomy. The hypertrophic circular pyloric muscle fibe ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chand Rohatgi
36 years experience in General Surgery
Ulcer disease: It happens in neonates in the first month. In adults, it is usually a result of ulcer forming and healing cycle repeated over time. This scarring cau ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Unknown: We have known how to diagnose and teat pyloric stenosis since 1904, but we still do not know the cause or how to prevent it.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: Often, the history strongly points to this diagnosis. An abdominal us should reveal the abnormal area.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Curable: It is the most common cause of surgical vomiting in infants 2-8 weeks of age. It can cause severe dehydration and electrolyte disturbance if not treat ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Vinocur
47 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Minimal: Pyloric stenosis is seen in babies from 2-6 or 7 weeks of age. There is often a family history of hps. Over time, once surgically corrected, the iss ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Usually none: The only problem encountered is swallowing foreign body such as marble or coin. When have surgery for pyloric stensis the relative narrowing of pylori ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Not true: Male infants have a 5/1 frequency compared to females but it does occur in both. The reason is unclear.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Somethings: Approximately 95% of infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis cases are diagnosed in those aged 3-12 weeks. It is more common in first-born white males ... Read More

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