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Infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis: experience in a district general hospital.
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PMID:  2342008     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One hundred and twenty-nine infants with infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis were referred to one consultant surgeon over a 13-year period. In all cases general anaesthesia was used and a standardized surgical technique followed. No mortality was recorded. Twenty-seven infants had postoperative complications, excluding vomiting. Wound infections developed in 3% of cases and required treatment; there was no abdominal wound dehiscence. Prophylactic antibiotic treatment was not indicated. Postoperative vomiting occurred in 69% of the infants; in 15% this was severe and required an alteration in clinical management and a lengthened hospital stay. Attention to the severity rather than the incidence of postoperative vomiting will reduce morbidity further. Low morbidity and zero mortality can be achieved in non-specialist centres.
M P Saunders; C R Williams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0035-8835     ISO Abbreviation:  J R Coll Surg Edinb     Publication Date:  1990 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-06-25     Completed Date:  1990-06-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503110     Medline TA:  J R Coll Surg Edinb     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  36-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Surgical Department, Royal Hospital, Wolverhampton, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Hospitals, General
Postoperative Complications* / etiology
Pyloric Stenosis / complications,  surgery*
Retrospective Studies
Surgical Wound Infection / etiology
Vomiting / etiology

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