July 1987

Pyloric Stenosis—A Timed Perspective

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Surgery (Drs Golladay, Broadwater, and Mollitt) and Pediatrics (Drs Golladay and Mollitt), University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock.

Arch Surg. 1987;122(7):825-826. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1987.01400190091019

• In a review of 90 infants with pyloric stenosis who underwent pyloromyotomy, preoperative nasogastric drainage for more than six hours during the period of fluid resuscitation accompanied by a period of postoperative drainage for more than 12 hours resulted in better acceptance of a graduated feeding protocol with fewer emeses, earlier completion of full feeding, and shortened hospital stay.

(Arch Surg 1987;122:825-826)