September 1978

Pyloric Atresia

Author Affiliations

From the Department of General Surgery, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa. Dr Steward is now with the Walson Army Hospital, Fort Dix, NJ.

Am J Dis Child. 1978;132(9):903-905. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1978.02120340079017

• A case of pyloric atresia was treated successfully with side-to-side gastroduodenostomy. The mortality in treated cases is high, due to delay in diagnosis and inadequate relief of the obstruction. Side-to-side gastroduodenostomy or excision of the atresia with pyloroplasty offer the greatest opportunity for a successful outcome, as indicated by a review of the world literature.

(Am J Dis Child 132:903-905, 1978)