Is abandonment of nonoperative management of hypertrophic pyloric stenosis warranted?

@article{Luka2013IsAO,
  title={Is abandonment of nonoperative management of hypertrophic pyloric stenosis warranted?},
  author={Marija Luka{\vc} Luka{\vc} and Sanja Sindji{\'c} Antunovi{\'c} and Dragana Vujovi{\'c} and Polina Pavi{\'c}evi{\'c} and Milos M. Jesic and Tamara Krstaji{\'c} and Ivana Petroni{\'c} and Dejan Nikoli{\'c}},
  journal={European journal of pediatric surgery : official journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery ... [et al] = Zeitschrift fur Kinderchirurgie},
  year={2013},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={
          80-4
        }
}
  • M. Lukač, Sanja Sindjić Antunović, D. Nikolić
  • Published 2 February 2013
  • Medicine
  • European journal of pediatric surgery : official journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery ... [et al] = Zeitschrift fur Kinderchirurgie
AIM Evaluation of the effectiveness of oral atropine versus surgical therapy for hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS). METHODOLOGY A total of 66 consecutive patients with HPS were treated at the University Children's Hospital between January 2006 and December 2011. The diagnosis was initially based on medical history and confirmed by ultrasonography (US). The patients were divided into two groups according to the treatment preferred by their parents. The conservatively treated group… 

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