Can a conservative approach to the treatment of hypertrophic pyloric stenosis with atropine be considered a real alternative to surgical pyloromyotomy?

Mercer, Anita Erika; Phillips, Robert
June 2013
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Jun2013, Vol. 98 Issue 6, p474
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a conservative approach to the treatment of hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, a common condition in early infancy, with atropine. It states that pyloric stenosis is characterized by hypertrophy of the pyloric muscles that causes gastric outlet obstruction. It discusses surgical pyloromyotomy, a treatment of the condition that involves a general anaesthetic and carries surgical risks. It reports about the success of pyloromyotomy in the treatment of the condition.


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