Clinical diagnosis of pyloric stenosis: a declining art.

  title={Clinical diagnosis of pyloric stenosis: a declining art.},
  author={J Macdessi and Rhonda K. Oates},
  volume={306 6877},
OBJECTIVE To assess whether diagnostic imaging of pyloric stenosis has made a difference in rapidity of diagnosis, duration of pre-operative hydration, and length of stay in hospital. DESIGN Chart review of infants with confirmed diagnosis of pyloric stenosis. SETTING Paediatric teaching hospital. SUBJECTS 215 infants with a confirmed diagnosis of pyloric stenosis seen during 1974-7 and 187 infants with pyloric stenosis seen during 1988-91. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES State of hydration on… CONTINUE READING