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How common is pyloric stenosis?

Pyloric stenosis is not a common condition. Pyloric stenosis occurs more often in boys and in children whose parents had pyloric stenosis, but the cause of the thickening is unknown. Pyloric stenosis is even rarer for children over six months of age.

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