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Pyloric Stenosis Long Term Effects
Usually fine: Usually once diagnosis is made and patient has surgery, pyloromyotomy the outcome is very good with resumption of normal feedings.Rarely does this condition recur. Deformity of narrow pylorus remains but surgery widens enough for liquids and chewed foods to pass.if child swallows foreign body such as coin or marble, prolonged retention in stomach occurs because exit from stomach not large enough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Pyloric stenosis often causes projectile vomiting, forceful ejection of milk or formula up to several feet away. Vomiting occurs within 30 minutes after baby eats. Vomiting may be mild at first and gradually become more severe as the pylorus opening narrows.Can take days to sometimes week or so. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not quite accurate: Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (hps) occurs in girl babies, too, but it is 5 times more common in boys than girls. It is also 5 times more common in whites than blacks. So, the most common baby with hps is a white boy baby. No one really knows why. It probably has some genetic basis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. It also has predominance in children of affected parents (as many as 7%).More males than females.Marked hypertrophy and hyperplasia of the 2 muscular layers of the pylorus occurs, leading to narrowing of the gastric antrum and elongation of pylorus. ...Read more
Usually few, if any: Pyloric stenosis surgery very seldom has complications. Generic complications can occur, such as wound infection or minor scarring. The key problem to recognize and fix during the operation is perforation of the duodenal mucosa. One cuts thru the thickened pyloric muscle fibers to open up the outlet of the stomach, but if one cuts all the way into the lumen, it must be recognized and repaired. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very rare: Pyloric stenosis can be corrected in most cases, condition is serious. Infants who are not diagnosed quickly are at increased risk for developing further stomach irritation, dehydration, and electrolyte loss. They may experience shock (extremely low blood pressure), malnutrition, and stunted growth. Death from pyloric stenosis is rare, but can occur if symptoms continue for too long. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually not: Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (hps) in a young baby is treated with an operation called a pyloromyotomy. The hypertrophic circular pyloric muscle fibers are split to open the pylorus & allow the stomach to empty. If done well & thoroughly, hps should not return. One occasionally hears of a case of recurrent hps, but often, when looked at closely, it was an inadequate pyloromyotomy to begin with. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not pyloric stenosis: I wouldn't think of pyloric stenosis in an 18yo, as it is a condition we see early in infancy. It is extremely uncommon after 6 months of age. Many other conditions can cause vomiting or abnormal emptying of the stomach for a teen-- from stress triggered vomiting, to gastric ulcers to outlet obstruction from other tissues around the stomach. You may want to have the problem more fully evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too early: Pyloric stenosis is poorly understood , requires a period of growth for the muscle to get thick enough and long enough to cause obstruction. It does occur in ex-premature infants who may present at an older age like 2-3 months depending upon how premature. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe dehydration: If a baby has delayed diagnosis of pyloric stenosis the baby may have profound dehydration and metabolic alkalosis. Thankfully with directed rehydration over hours to days this can be corrected and then the baby can undergo surgery to repair the problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Same entity: Some use the optional discriptor "hypertrophic" as an add on to pyloric stenosis. Ps is by caused by an overgrowth and tightening of the muscles surrounding the pyloric region of the small intestine. As such the "hypertrophic" is a redundant term. Some do a similar thing by saying yellow jaundicde when jaundice would be sufficient. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Fortunately, rarely: Pyloric stenosis is treated with pyloromyotomy- surgery to spread the thickened muscle fibers apart and open the channel so food can exit. Complications are very uncommon but include bleeding, infection of the skin incision, perforation, incomplete opening of the muscle. Even after surgery some babies continue to have vomiting from reflux or gastritis- but overall surgery is very safe! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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