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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 small intestine. Although doctors are not certain, the condition may be genetic.

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