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The pylorus is the connection between the stomach and the first part of the small intestine. Pyloric stenosis is a condition in which a baby's pylorus gradually swells and thickens. This interferes with food entering the intestine and causes the baby to vomit most or all of his or her feedings.
To treat pyloric stenosis, a surgeon widens the channel between the stomach and the intestine. Pyloric stenosis does not usually occur again after a baby has been treated.
Current as of:
February 10, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: John Pope MD - PediatricsKathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineBrad W. Warner MD - Pediatric Surgery
Current as of: February 10, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:John Pope MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Brad W. Warner MD - Pediatric Surgery
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