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What are the tests for pyloric stenosis?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Charles Breaux
Surgery - Pediatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: History+exam+/-U/S

The classic hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (hps) patient is a white baby boy age 2-8 wk presenting with progressive, projectile, nonbilious emesis after feelings.
An exam may reveal a pyloric "olive" or mass deep in the upper abdomen. Hps can occur in blacks and girls but less commonly. A pyloric ultrasound is the most commonly used DX study -- it shows the markedly enlarged, thickened pylorus.

In brief: History+exam+/-U/S

The classic hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (hps) patient is a white baby boy age 2-8 wk presenting with progressive, projectile, nonbilious emesis after feelings.
An exam may reveal a pyloric "olive" or mass deep in the upper abdomen. Hps can occur in blacks and girls but less commonly. A pyloric ultrasound is the most commonly used DX study -- it shows the markedly enlarged, thickened pylorus.
Dr. Charles Breaux
Dr. Charles Breaux
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Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ultrasound

For hypertrophic pyloric stenosis in babies, the most common tests include ultrasound and upper GI contrast study.

In brief: Ultrasound

For hypertrophic pyloric stenosis in babies, the most common tests include ultrasound and upper GI contrast study.
Dr. Stephen Kim
Dr. Stephen Kim
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

Often, the history strongly points to this diagnosis.
An abdominal us should reveal the abnormal area.

In brief: See below

Often, the history strongly points to this diagnosis.
An abdominal us should reveal the abnormal area.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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