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J Korean Assoc Pediatr Surg. 2015 Dec;21(2):46-49. English. Case Report.
Lim CW , Park HK , Yeom JS , Park T , Park JS , Park ES , Seo JH , Lim JY , Park CH , Woo HO , Youn HS .
Department of Pediatrics, Gyengsang National University Hospital, Jinju, Korea.
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Gyengsang National University Hospital, Jinju, Korea.
Institute of Health Science, Gyengsang National University Hospital, Jinju, Korea.

Infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (IHPS) is one of the common surgical abdomen in infancy, characterized by progressive non-bilious vomiting. The etiology is unknown, but it likely develops after birth. The pylorus of the stomach becomes thick and triggers progressive vomiting. Abdominal ultrasonography (US) is widely used as a diagnostic tool. Currently, there is a rare IHPS patient with severe metabolic derangement because of general use of abdominal US and its accuracy. We experienced a natural course of a 62- day-old male infant with IHPS who was suffering from intermittent vomiting, loss of weight but had not been properly treated for 1 month. It is needed to make an effort to diagnose differentially in recurrent vomiting infant and check-up regularly, and also educate parents properly.

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