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How is hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS) treated?

Dianne Parker
Dianne Parker on behalf of MDLIVE
Pediatrics
Initially pyloric stenosis is treated by intravenous hydration due to fluid losses from vomiting.  When stable, the patient will undergo a surgical procedure called a pyloromyotomy.  This can be done by open incision or laparoscopically and a cut is made in the muscle surrounding the pylorus.

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