Pediatric Pyloric Stenosis Questions & Answers

Updated: Nov 13, 2018
  • Author: Sathyaseelan Subramaniam, MD, FAAP; Chief Editor: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is pediatric pyloric stenosis?

What is the pathophysiology of pediatric pyloric stenosis?

Which factors increase the risk for pediatric pyloric stenosis?

What is the role of genetics in the pathogenesis of pediatric pyloric stenosis?

What is the incidence of pediatric pyloric stenosis?

What is the mortality rate for pediatric pyloric stenosis?

What is the racial predilection of pediatric pyloric stenosis?

What is the sexual predilection of pediatric pyloric stenosis?

At what age is pediatric pyloric stenosis most commonly diagnosed?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of pediatric pyloric stenosis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of pediatric pyloric stenosis?

What causes pediatric pyloric stenosis?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Pediatric Pyloric Stenosis?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the diagnosis of pediatric pyloric stenosis?

What is the role of ultrasonography (US) in the diagnosis of pediatric pyloric stenosis?

What is the role of upper GI imaging (UGI) in the diagnosis of pediatric pyloric stenosis?

What is the role of upper GI endoscopy in the diagnosis of pediatric pyloric stenosis?

Treatment

What is included in prehospital care of pediatric pyloric stenosis?

What is included in emergency care of pediatric pyloric stenosis?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with pediatric pyloric stenosis?

Which medications are used in the treatment of pediatric pyloric stenosis?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of pediatric pyloric stenosis?

Medications

What is the role of atropine in the treatment of pediatric pyloric stenosis?

Follow-up

What is included in inpatient care for the treatment for pediatric pyloric stenosis?

What is the prognosis of pediatric pyloric stenosis?

What are the possible complications of pediatric pyloric stenosis?