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Optimizing the Surgical Approach in Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis - the Utility of Different Types of Surgical Incisions

2017-03

Costin Datu, Olivia Stanciu, Mircea Andriescu, Catalin Chiriac-Babei

Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS) is the most common surgical indication for children during the first six months of life[1]. In infants with HPS, the pyloric canal is elongated, its muscular walls severely thickened with an edematous mucosa. As a result, the pyloric relaxation is markedly restricted, causing upper digestive ob-struction[2]. [...]

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