- Q What causes pyloric stenosis?
Pyloric stenosis occurs when the pylorus, which is a muscle sitting at the connecting point between the stomach and the small intestine, grows abnormally large. The opening may be so blocked that very little, if any, food passes through to enter the... Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of pyloric stenosis?
The primary symptom is that your child will experience frequent hunger and forceful vomiting shortly after eating. Symptoms of pyloric stenosis may include loose green bowel movements and stomach contractions. These symptoms may develop slowly before... Full Answer
- Q How is pyloric stenosis treated?
Surgery to cut and spread apart the pyloric muscles is the only treatment to repair pyloric stenosis. Intravenous fluids will be given before and after surgery to restore your child's fluids and electrolyte balance. Medications are not necessary unless... Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of biliary atresia?
Symptoms of biliary atresia begin in newborns, up to a few weeks after birth, with jaundice. Jaundice causes the skin and whites of the eyes to turn yellow due to a malfunction of the liver. Skin yellowing can be perfectly normal in the first couple... Full Answer
- Q How is biliary atresia diagnosed?
The first step in diagnosing biliary atresia is a physical exam that includes a pressing on the baby's abdomen to check for indications of an enlarged liver or spleen. Then a doctor may perform several tests. Blood tests can test for levels of bilirubin... Full Answer
- Q What causes biliary atresia?
Biliary atresia has no known specific cause, but doctors do know that it is not an inherited disease. There is a list of triggers that are suspected of leading to the disease, which can occur while the child is still in the womb or up to a few weeks... Full Answer
- Q What is cleft palate?
Dr. Stuart Linder, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryA cleft palate is associated with inadequate closure of the floor of the mouth (palate). This cleft or opening may continue through the nasal cavity. It may be combined with a cleft lip extending to the front of the mouth. These clefts are the most... Full Answer