Author(s): Mahalik S, Prasad A, Sinha A, Kulshrestha R
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Abstract Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS) is the most common cause of gastric outlet obstruction in infants, with an incidence of 1.5 to 3 per 1000 live births, and classically presents at 3 to 4 weeks of age. Delayed presentation of HPS is an extremely rare occurrence after early infancy. With the exclusion of congenital HPS, gastric outlet obstruction in childhood is a rare condition (1:100,000). We report a case of delayed presentation of HPS in a 4 1/2-year-old child in whom the pylorus was hypertrophied and appeared like an "olive," and for which pyloromyotomy was curative. Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
This article was published in J Pediatr Surg
and referenced in Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System