September 1990

Primary Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis in the Adult

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.

Arch Surg. 1990;125(9):1219-1221. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1990.01410210145025

• Analysis of 100 consecutive patients with pyloric outlet obstruction revealed that 37% of the obstructions were secondary to peptic ulcer disease and 42% were caused by malignant neoplasm. Only a single patient with primary hypertrophic pyloric stenosis was identified, and whether this lesion is a cause or effect of peptic ulcer disease remains unclear. Similarly, the association of this entity with congenital pyloric stenosis is unknown.

(Arch Surg. 1990;125:1219-1221)