Infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis in monozygotic twins: a case report and review of genetic and modifiable risk factors

@article{Baker2018InfantileHP,
  title={Infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis in monozygotic twins: a case report and review of genetic and modifiable risk factors},
  author={Dustin Baker and Michael A. Finkel and Kelsey A. Finkel and Robert Morden},
  journal={Annals of Pediatric Surgery},
  year={2018},
  volume={14},
  pages={182–186}
}
Infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis is the most common surgical pathology resulting in emesis presenting in infancy and is usually encountered between the second and eighth weeks of life. It is the most common indication for surgery in infants less than 1 month of age. Prior to the pyloromyotomy developed by Ramstedt in 1911, the mortality for the condition exceeded 50%. Current epidemiologic data indicate that the ailment affects between two and five infants per 1000 live births. Despite… CONTINUE READING

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