January 30, 1954


JAMA. 1954;154(5):411. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940390035011

PYLORIC STENOSIS IN TWO POUND TWELVE OUNCE INFANT  Paul Sullivan, M.D. Richard Chambers, M.D. and Harry Lawler, M.D., Billings, Mont.To report an isolated case of infantile pyloric stenosis, treated by pyloromyotomy, there should be a good reason. We report here because, in the available literature, we have been unable to find a report of a smaller infant so treated. Gross1 mentions an infant weighing 3 lb. and 3 oz. (1,445.8 gm.) on whom a similar operation was performed. Our patient was 8 oz. (226.8 gm.) lighter. He survived not only that operation but also a subsequent wound dehiscence, intestinal evisceration, and secondary closure. He now weighs over 7 lb. (3,175.1 gm.) and shows every indication of normal growth.

CASE REPORT  A male infant was delivered prematurely at the Northern Pacific Hospital, Glendive, Mont., March 10, 1953, weighing 2 lb. 7 oz. (1,105.6 gm.). He was born spontaneously 29

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