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Information for Parents

Infantile or Congenital Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis

  • What is this disease?

    • Pyloric stenosis is a condition in which passage between the stomach and duodenum becomes narrower. This stops milk or food passing into the bowel to be digested.

  • How it is diagnosed?

    • It is diagnosed in clinically suspected infants by USG. Rarely, barium swallow is also needed.

  • How it is treated? 

    • Surgery is the modality of choice  to treat this condition.

  • When it should be operated?

    • The surgery for CHPS should be done after resuscitation from dehydration and electrolyte imbalance.

  • Are there other alternative methods of treatment?

    • Medical management is not successful in this condition.

  • What all I need to know before my child surgery?

    • Read “All you need to know before your child’s surgery” information booklet in website

  • How is the surgery done?

    • The surgery, Ramstedt pyloromyotomy, can be done either by open or  laparoscopic means.

  • Remarks

    • For more details of surgery, contact your surgeon

  • Related Photographs and videos

    • Few photographs of steps done by me is given here for learning purposes

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