Pyloric stenosis repair

Alternative names 
Pyloromyotomy; Pyloroplasty

Definition

Pyloroplasty is surgery performed to relieve pyloric stenosis, a narrowing of the pyloric channel at the outlet of the stomach that causes projectile and nonbilious Vomiting. This surgery allows the stomach contents to empty into the duodenum (small intestine) more readily.

see Pyloroplasty.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 3, 2012
by Martin A. Harms, M.D.

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