The intention of this paper is to record as accurately as possible the results in the twenty-two cases of pyloric obstruction in infants which have come under my care. In order to make the report complete, it will be necessary to detail the symptoms for which relief was sought, together with the physical signs leading to the correct diagnosis. Furthermore, the findings at operation and necropsy will be mentioned, for a clear understanding of the pathologic condition present is essential in order that those who are not familiar with the disease may draw correct conclusions. Finally, the operative procedure adopted will be discussed and a critical analysis made of the results obtained.
Of the 22 patients, 17 were males and 5 females; 18 were breast-fed entirely; 2 part breast-fed and part bottle-fed, and 2 bottle-fed; in 14 cases the patient was the first baby; in 4, the second; in 2,
DOWNES WA. PYLORIC OBSTRUCTION IN INFANTSA REPORT OF TWENTY-TWO PERSONAL CASES WITH OPERATION. JAMA. 1914;LXII(26):2019–2023. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02560510017004
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