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Pyloric Stenosis Repair
What happens if any one has had reconstructive or cosmetic surgery to repair the scar from having pyloric stenosis as a baby?
Which scar: i assume you are talking about the abdominal wall scar. there will be no effect other than having a different looking scar and hopefully more pleasing to you. ...Read more
Projectile vomit: 1-2 month old who starts to vomit after meals. It progresses. Vomit after eating gets worse and more forceful. Sometimes more common in first born males. Ultrasound is diagnostic. Surgery only after the fluid balance is restored. Hope this helps. Laparoscopic surgery is common for this operation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 2 more doctor answers
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
Ultrasound: Most common test for pyloric stenosis today is ultrasound that shows thickened elongated pyloric muscle. Standard measurements of muscle thickness are well known. A upper gastrointestinal barium study performed in fluoroscopy predated ultrasound and also was quite accurate but involves ionizing radiation. ...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
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 ("muscle-bound") usually between 2 and 8 weeks' age. The pyloric channel becomes blocked, and fluid cannot exit the stomach. The baby has progressive projectile nonbilious vomiting which can cause dehydration and weight loss if uncorrected. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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