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What is the difference between pyloric stenosis and hypertrophic pyloric stenosis?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Bryan Levey
Or "spinal menengitis." Or "sugar diabetes." (there are other kinds of diabetes, but the "sugar" type is what we're almost always talking about).
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Usually same

In infants pyloric stenosis is abbreviation for hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS).
Refers to thickening or hypertrophy of pyloric muscle at outlet of stomach.

In brief: Usually same

In infants pyloric stenosis is abbreviation for hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS).
Refers to thickening or hypertrophy of pyloric muscle at outlet of stomach.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Wayne Wolf
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Similar

Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis is seen in newborns from enlargement of the muscle at the distal part of the stomach before it goes into the small intestine.
Pyloric stenosis by itself can be any narrowing of the distal part of the stomach and occur in several different age groups. Both of these usually require surgical correction.

In brief: Similar

Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis is seen in newborns from enlargement of the muscle at the distal part of the stomach before it goes into the small intestine.
Pyloric stenosis by itself can be any narrowing of the distal part of the stomach and occur in several different age groups. Both of these usually require surgical correction.
Dr. Wayne Wolf
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Same

No difference.

In brief: Same

No difference.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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