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Article
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
Abstract

• 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)

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