Podcast 705: Pyloric Stenosis - The Emergency Medical Minute

Podcast 705: Pyloric Stenosis


Contributor: Neil Cella, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Pylorus becomes hypertrophied and does not allow food or liquid to pass through to the duodenum
  • Occurs between the ages of 3 weeks to 3 months
  • Classic presentation includes projectile nonbilious vomiting and palpable abdominal mass
  • Ultrasound can visualize/diagnose pyloric stenosis and the treatment is surgical correction
  • Be aware that electrolyte abnormalities and acid/base disturbances may occur


Garfield K, Sergent SR. Pyloric Stenosis. [Updated 2021 Feb 6]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2021 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK555931/

Summarized by John Spartz, MS4 | Edited by Erik Verzemnieks, MD

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