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Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis in twins: same genes or same environments?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15965695     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The aetiology of infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (IHPS) remains obscure. Cases in twins, usually monozygotic, have been sporadically reported as evidence for the genetic origin of the disease. We present a case of IHPS in a pair of dizygotic male twins together with a review of the literature, focusing on the question of whether the twin cases actually support a genetic or an acquired nature of IHPS.
Authors:
K Velaoras; M Bitsori; E Galanakis; G Charissis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2005-10-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric surgery international     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0179-0358     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Surg. Int.     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-19     Completed Date:  2006-01-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8609169     Medline TA:  Pediatr Surg Int     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  669-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Paediatric Surgery, University of Crete, P.O. Box 2208, Heraklion 71003, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Genetic Predisposition to Disease
Humans
Infant
Male
Pyloric Stenosis, Hypertrophic / diagnosis,  etiology,  genetics,  surgery*
Twins, Dizygotic

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