Pyloric Obstruction Anatomy
To better understand pyloric stenosis, it helps to understand the anatomy of the stomach.
The esophagus is a muscular tube that propels food from the mouth, to the stomach. It begins in the pharynx, just below the base of the tongue, and passes through the chest, next to the spine. It then passes through the diaphragm before emptying into the stomach.
The stomach is a pouch that produces acid, which helps to digest the food. The pylorus is a short, muscular tube that opens to allow food to pass from the stomach and into the intestine.
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