Pyloric stenosis

Case contributed by Dr Grace Carpenter


Multiple episodes of projectile vomiting.

Patient Data

Age: 9 weeks
Gender: Female

Ultrasound of the Pylorus

The pylorus is elongated measuring 2.1cm in length with a thickened muscular wall measuring 6mm. The target sign is demonstrated on transverse image, and the cervix sign is demonstrated on longitudinal images.

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates classic findings of pyloric stenosis in a 9 week old infant. 

Patient underwent treatment with pylorostomy with nil further issues.

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Case information

rID: 74392
Published: 19th Feb 2020
Last edited: 19th Feb 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Northern Health

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