Pyloric stenosis is mostly observed in children below the age of six months. When the medical practitioner suspects pyloric stenosis in the child, he will conduct a physical examination. If the physical examination reveals a pyloric olive he may be advised surgery. But in case of doubt the doctor may conduct a pyloric stenosis ultrasound examination.
The pyloric stenosis ultrasound method is the best option, as it has a high level of sensitivity and the results are close to hundred percent of the disease. In certain cases where the doctor has mediate level of suspicion, on the incidence of pyloric stenosis in the child he may still recommend the pyloric stenosis ultrasound in order to confirm the disease.
A longitudinal pyloric stenosis ultrasound will reveal circular muscles and narrowing of the pyloric muscles. A transverse image of the pyloric stenosis will reveal the echo texture of the pyloric muscles. But there are many errors that may occur due to false negatives and false positives. There may be false negatives of the pylorus stenosis ultrasound reports that may have been caused due to gas filled stomach or distended formula. It has been stated that false negatives may result from pylorospasm that is known to be dynamic process that changes over a period of time.