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Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis in twins: same genes or same environments?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15965695     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
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    
Department of Paediatric Surgery, University of Crete, P.O. Box 2208, Heraklion 71003, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Genetic Predisposition to Disease
Pyloric Stenosis, Hypertrophic / diagnosis,  etiology,  genetics,  surgery*
Twins, Dizygotic

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