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Pylorospasm

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There has been much uncertainty about the concept “pylorospasm”. For many years radiologists considered pylorospasm to be due to spasm of the pyloric ring, where the ring was equated with the pyloric sphincter. It was thought that spasm of the ring (or “sphincter”) closed the pyloric aperture, thereby delaying gastric emptying and causing retention. In other words, whenever the barium-filled stomach showed delayed emptying, or failed to empty within a certain prescribed time (in the absence of an organic lesion), older radiologists were inclined to label the condition “pylorospasm”. This diagnosis was made commonly, was usually accepted by clinicians, and probably had an erroneous bearing on the perception of many intra-abdominal conditions.

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  • Gastric Emptying
  • Erect Position
  • Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis
  • Organic Lesion
  • Infantile Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis

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Keet, A.D. (1993). Pylorospasm. In: The Pyloric Sphincteric Cylinder in Health and Disease. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-77708-0_20

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