Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis

Case contributed by Dr Emman Almomen


Presented with projectile vomiting from the 1st week of birth. No weight gain.

Patient Data

Age: 6 weeks
Gender: Female

A Longitudinal view showing hypoechoic ring of hypertrophied pyloric muscle around echogenic mucosa centrally in keeping with "target sign".

An Oblique view shows elongated pyloric canal measuring 17 mm with a pyloric muscle wall thickness of 4 mm.

The stomach appears dilated.


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Case information

rID: 28058
Published: 10th Mar 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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