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Can pyloric stenosis be prevented?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The reason that pyloric stenosis develops is unknown, and therefore, prevention is not possible. Once the pyloric stenosis is treated through laparoscopic surgery, it should not return. If the pylorus is not completely cut, the problem may return.

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