Infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis: approaches to liability

  • J. C. Bear
Part of the Advances in the Study of Birth Defects book series (ASBD, volume 6)


Among the common birth defects of man, infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (IHPS) has an exceptionally straightforward and satisfactory clinical management. The epidemiology and genetics of the condition are relatively well studied, and because onset of IHPS usually occurs days or weeks after birth, several aspects of perinatal life have been investigated as possibly relevant in IHPS liability. The pathogenesis of IHPS, however, remains unknown and relatively little studied.


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