Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Pyloric Obstruction Evaluation

The evaluation of pyloric stenosis begins with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in an infant with pyloric stenosis include:

Signs of dehydration include:

Testing is necessary to make the diagnosis of pyloric stenosis.

Tests that may be used to evaluate pyloric stenosis include:

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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Pyloric Obstruction References
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