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To serve your child with the best pyloric stenosis treatment and post-treatment care.

Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis in infants refers to the thickening or narrowing of the stomach muscle (Pylorus) in young infants. Pylorus is located at the junction of the stomach and small intestine. In normal conditions, it contracts and closes the passage of food from the stomach to the small intestine to contain it for digestion. Then, it relaxes to allow the food to pass from the stomach into the small intestine.

However, in an infant suffering from HPS, the muscle thickens, and it narrows down the passage causing the gastric outlet obstruction that leads to a near-complete enclosure. Consequently, the breast milk/formula cannot leave the stomach. As a result, infants with pyloric stenosis forcefully vomit and lose weight immediately. The severity of the condition calls for the best hypertrophic pyloric stenosis treatment in Pakistan at once.

Pyloric stenosis symptoms

Approximately every 2 to 3.5 in 1000 newborn infants suffer from the condition, which may vary regionally. Therefore, to get prompt and the best pyloric stenosis treatment, it is vital to observe the symptoms of Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis in infants as soon as possible. 

  • Irritability
  • Weight loss
  • Dehydration
  • Hunger after feedings
  • Small Stools 
  • Abdominal pain
  • Observable wave-like movements of the stomach after feeding and just before the vomit. You may also be able to feel a sausage-like mass in the stomach.
  • The most evident is the forceful, non-bilious vomit within half or an hour after feeding. 

If you observe a combination of symptoms of any of the above conditions, it is the right time to rush to ALSA Pakistan for promised care and the best pyloric stenosis treatment. Otherwise, the baby may get extremely dehydrated, malnourished, and even have jaundice. 

Causes of pyloric stenosis

Babies are not born with the condition but they develop it three to five weeks after birth. The main cause of the condition is yet unknown, however, the risk factors include;

1:

Sex of the baby

2:

Race

3:

Family history of pyloric stenosis

4:

Use of antibiotics shortly after birth

the best pyloric stenosis treatment

Infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis treatment in Pakistan

Pyloric stenosis treatment starts with a detailed diagnosis of the condition at ALSA. If the healthcare provider does not feel the lump, the HPS is confirmed by; 

1:

By placing a probe against the belly of the infant with pyloric stenosis that uses sound waves for creating images, the surgeon visualizes the mass on the pylorus. Typically, infantile pyloric stenosis is evident in the thickened pyloric muscle. 


2:

Suppose the ultrasound fails to clear the condition. In that case, the pediatrician conducts an upper gastrointestinal (GI) in which the child drinks a liquid, and we can visualize the liquid traveling through the stomach.  


3:

Upon the preference of the pediatrician, we may also go for urine microscopy to rule out the chances of Urinary Tract infection.  


4:

Furthermore, the child is also checked for venous or capillary blood gas, electrolyte imbalance, and glucose


Infantile pyloric stenosis surgery

ALSA Pakistan has brought a minimally invasive and the best pyloric stenosis treatment in Pakistan, the pyloric stenosis laparoscopic surgery. Infants with pyloric stenosis are at extreme risk of dehydration and electrolyte imbalance due to consequent vomiting. Therefore, after the diagnosis confirmation, the child is subjected to intravenous fluids to make up for dehydration before the surgery.

With the help of state-of-the-art machinery and well-trained paramedics, infantile pyloric stenosis surgery and pyloromyotomy proceed in a stringent hygienic environment. First, the surgeon makes 2-3 minor incisions to insert a rigid tube, trocar inside the abdomen for the laparoscope, which helps the surgeon visualize the inside of the abdomen, and other surgical instruments. Further, the surgeon inflates the abdomen with carbon dioxide to create room for surgery.

Finally, he removes the excessive mass of the muscle that allows the food to pass from the stomach to the intestine normally. Then, the surgeon closes the incision with stitches/sutures. The hypertrophic pyloric stenosis treatment in Pakistan takes about one hour or even less. After the successful infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis treatment at ALSA Pakistan, your child will start taking small feeds within a few hours. 

Is pyloric stenosis dangerous?

Just like any other surgery procedure, there may be complications such as bleeding and infection. However, complications after the best pyloric stenosis treatment are rare.