Influence of age, sex, duration of symptoms and dehydration of serum electrolytes in hypertrophic pyloric stenosis.

A review was conducted of 234 consecutive patients with hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS) proven at operation. The relationship of age, sex, the duration of symptoms and the clinical degree of dehydration to the severity of metabolic derangement as reflected by alterations in serum electrolytes and acid-base status, was analysed statistically. The length… CONTINUE READING