Infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis: Does size really matter?
Article first published online: 27 JUN 2010
© 2010 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2010 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians)
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
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Hsu, P., Klimek, J. and Nanan, R. (2010), Infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis: Does size really matter?. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2010.01778.x
- Article first published online: 27 JUN 2010
- Accepted for publication 21 December 2009.
- Infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (IHPS);
Pyloric stenosis is a common infantile disorder typically occurring between 2 weeks and 8 weeks of age. Presentation outside this range and in premature infants is uncommon and often atypical. We present three cases, a pair of premature twins and a 5.5-month-old infant with pyloric stenosis. We highlight that despite their difference in size and weight, ultrasound examination remains a reliable diagnostic tool. However, pyloric measurements should be interpreted in combination with the other dynamic features on ultrasound.