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Pyloric stenosis

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Sharwood, E. Pyloric stenosis, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:

Key points: Think of pyloric stenosis in a vomiting infant. Only about 1 in 7 cases will have the classic triad of projectile vomiting, visible peristalsis and the palpable “olive”. Hypokalemia suggests several weeks of symptoms. Ultrasound is the most common diagnostic modality, in addition to Hx & Examination. Rehydrate and correct electrolyte disturbances before…