According to statistical reports it has been found that congenital hypertrophic pyloric stenosis is very common in the US as well as in the Asian population. In fact every pediatrician is bound to come across at least one case with congenital hypertrophic pyloric stenosis. The incidence of this disease is more in male children as compared to females. In most common cases the condition is observed in infants within the range of three to six weeks.
The pediatrician may also conduct an ultrasonography in order to rule out any other congenital abnormalities in the baby. When an infant has congenital hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, he will be suffering from excessive vomiting. Analysis will reveal the absence of bile juice in the vomit. There may not be any other problems associated with respiratory infections.
A physical examination of the infant will reveal an ovoid shaped mass that can be compared to an olive and is present in the upper quadrant area that is close to the epigastrium and it is very significant for detecting the disease. In case of congenital hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, the ultrasound will reveals a string sign that is translated as a contrast going through the pylorus. This will be found extending from the stomach to the small intestine.Ramsted pyloromyotomy is the procedure by which the stenosis will be treated.