How can Pediatric Pyloric Stenosis be treated?
Pediatric pyloric stenosis is corrected surgically by a procedure called pyloromyotomy.
Management of pediatric pyloric stenosis involves -
- The baby needs to be admitted and any dehydration or electrolyte problems are corrected by transfusion of IV fluids.
- After this is achieved, a surgery called pyloromyotomy is required. Under general anesthesia, through a small cut in the tummy, the muscle fibers blocking stomach outlet are divided, allowing the passage of food from the stomach to the intestine.
Most babies are able to return to normal feeds usually within 3-4 hours after the surgery. Sometimes, the baby may still continue to vomit for a day or two after the surgery due to swelling at the operation site.