The pylorus is the part of the stomach that connects to the small
intestine. Pyloric stenosis is a condition in which a baby's pylorus gets thick
and swollen. This keeps food from moving through the stomach to the
The surgeon widened the area so food can pass through.
Your child will recover quickly and probably will not have any long-term
This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long
it will take for your child to recover. But each person recovers at a different
pace. Follow the steps below to help your child get better as quickly as
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all
appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also
a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines
your child takes.
Watch closely for any
changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of:
July 26, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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