Pyloric stenosis in the sick premature infant. Clinical and radiological findings. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Gastric Dilatation
  • Humans
  • Hypertrophy
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Radiography
  • Vomiting

MeSH Major

  • Infant, Premature, Diseases
  • Pyloric Stenosis

abstract

  • The clinical and radiographic features of five sick premature infants with idiopathic hypertrophic pyloric stenosis are presented. Clinical features were nonspecific, the common findings being recurrent nonbilious emesis, persistent abdominal distention, and the inability to place a nasojejunal feeding tube through the pylorus. Plain abdominal radiographs demonstrated persistent gastric dilatation in four of the infants. Idiopathic hypertrophic pyloric stenosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of premature infants with upper gastrointestinal tract symptoms.

publication date

  • January 1988

has subject area

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Gastric Dilatation
  • Humans
  • Hypertrophy
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature, Diseases
  • Male
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Radiography
  • Vomiting

Research

keywords

  • Case Reports
  • Journal Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 3341302

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 68

end page

  • 70

volume

  • 142

number

  • 1