Atresia of the pylorus has been reported in 16 newborn infants. Eleven of these have survived.
Two of the patients were under 5 lb (2,267 gm) in weight at birth. Seven were female, eight were males, and in one case the sex of the patient was not indicated.
This case is reported to describe a method of surgical treatment which we feel is useful in all cases of gastric, duodenal, and high jejunal obstruction in the newborn.
Report of a Case
The patient was born on Oct 16, 1961, weighing 5 lb 4 oz (2,381.36 gm). Because of polyhydramnios, a tube was passed into the infant's stomach to rule out esophageal atresia. Six cc of clear gastric fluid was obtained.The baby was given feedings of 5% glucosewater starting at 12 hr of age. Some spitting up of feedings was noted. The vomitus was not bile stained.At 24 hr
BECKER JM, SCHNEIDER KM, FISCHER AE. Pyloric Atresia. Arch Surg. 1963;87(3):413-416. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1963.01310150049011