Pyloromyotomy: Surgery for pyloric stenosis

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Read about pyloric stenosis, pyloromyotomy, and how to care for your child after the operation.

Key points

  • Pyloric stenosis is a blockage in the opening from the stomach to the intestine.
  • If your baby has pyloric stenosis food cannot pass easily from the stomach to the intestine and your baby will vomit.
  • A pyloromyotomy is an operation to loosen the tight muscle causing the blockage between the stomach and small intestine.
  • Your child will need to have an anaesthetic. Your child will stay in the hospital one to three days after the operation.
Last updated: November 10th 2009