Pyloromyotomy, as the name suggests is a procedure for treatment of a condition involving pyloric stenosis. In this procedure, pyloromyotomy is performed by making an incision into the longitudinal and circular muscles of the pylorus. Thus as a result of the pyloromyotomy procedure it would be easy for the patient to empty the contents of the stomach into the small intestine.
In most cases, it has been found that pyloric stenosis may occur in infants as young as five to six months old. The occurrence of the condition has been attributed to various factors like genetics and hereditary. If one of the parents has had this disorder, then it is possible that their child may also inhabit the disorder. Some of the common symptoms presented by babies suffering from pylorus stenosis include constant hunger, forceful vomiting and dehydration.
It is important to diagnose the problem in the early stages or else it may lead to various complications. In the process of pyloromyotomy, the surgeon will make a small incision in the abdominal area. Then when will use a camera and other surgical equipment to locate the pylorus muscle at the base of the stomach and make a cut there. This will expand the pylorus muscle, thus allowing easy flow of food from the stomach into the small intestine.