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What problems can result from a late diagnosis of pyloric stenosis in infants?

What problems can result from a late diagnosis of pyloric stenosis in infants?

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 more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Hypochloremia (Definition)

Hypochloremia is a low level of chloride (cl) in ones blood. A normal level of cl is 97-107 meq/l in the blood. Some auses of hypochloremia are: long periods of diarrhea, vomiting, sweating. It is also seen with the use of laxatives, diuretics, steroids and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Cl is regulated by the kidneys. If hypochloremia is present one should make sure there is not ...Read more


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What is the result of metabolic acidosis if pyloric stenosis?

What is the result of metabolic acidosis if pyloric stenosis?

Bowel obstruction : Then vomiting, dehydration and loss of electrolytes. Gastric contents lost as vomit include acids, leading to a metabolic alkalosis (a 'contraction' alkalosis) with hypokalemia (low potassium), the baby needs to be admitted to a hospital, have intravenous fluids, a surgical consult and surgical repair of the pylorus to relieve the stenosis. It can be performed open or laprascopic. ...Read more

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Can pyloric stenosis return?

Can pyloric stenosis return?

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 more

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What should I know about pyloric stenosis?

What should I know about pyloric stenosis?

Its easy to correct!: Pyloric stenosis occurs in infants between 2 weeks and 3 months of age. In this condition the muscle at the place where the stomach empties is thickened so that the food cannot pass. It is corrected with a small operation to cut the muscle. This surgery can be done laparoscopically or with a small incision above the navel. The infant can usually start eating within a few hours after surgery. ...Read more

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What are the problems after pyloric stenosis?

What are the problems after pyloric stenosis?

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 pyloric channel persists for years. Liquids have no problem passing from stomach into duodenum. Large hard objects can hang up in stomach indefinitely. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pyloric stenosis?

What is the definition or description of: pyloric stenosis?

Stomach blockage: Pyloric stenosis is when the pyloric muscle thickens and closes off the outlet to the stomach. This causes vomiting which lead to dehydration. Happens usually between 2-8 weeks of age. Vomiting can be forceful. ...Read more

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Can pyloric stenosis be fatal?

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 more

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Could pyloric stenosis 'come back'?

Ususally not: I have seen one case of recurrent hypertrophic pyloric stenosis in forty years. I do not know whether initial surgery was insufficient or exact reason for this occurrence. ...Read more

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Why does pyloric stenosis rarely occur in premature infants ?

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 more

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What are pyloric stenosis treatments?

Surgery: Pyloric stenosis is treated with an operation to cut the thick muscle that is causing the blockage. ...Read more

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Pyloric Stenosis (Definition)

Pyloric stenosis is when the pyloric muscle thickens and closes off the outlet to the stomach. This causes vomiting which lead to dehydration. Happens usually between 2-8 weeks of age. ...Read more


Stricture (Definition)

A stricture is an anatomic narrowing of any structure in the body with a lumen. Depending on the organ, the underlying causes can be traumatic, ...Read more