What are the Causes of Pediatric Pyloric Stenosis?
The exact cause of pediatric pyloric stenosis is not known.
Though the exact cause of pediatric pyloric stenosis is not known, it is believed to be multifactorial, with both, hereditary and environmental factors contributing to the condition. Pediatric pyloric stenosis is known to run in families, often affecting the first male child.
Babies who develop pyloric stenosis are not born with it, but the thickening of the pylorus occurs progressively after birth.
It is not known exactly what causes the thickening of the muscles of the pylorus.