ORIGINAL ARTICLE
HYPERTROPHIC PYLORIC STENOSIS: MR FINDINGS
Halil Arslan 1,  
Ali Bay 2,  
Ömer Etlik 1  
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Yuzuncu Yil University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Van, Turkey
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Yuzuncu Yil University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatry, Van, Turkey
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Yuzuncu Yil University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Van, Turkey
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Yuzuncu Yil University Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, Van, Turkey
Online publish date: 2006-10-15
Publish date: 2006-10-15
 
Electron J Gen Med 2006;3(4):186–189
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ABSTRACT:
Infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (IHPS) is a condition affecting young infants, in which the antropyloric portion of the stomach becomes abnormally thickened and manifests as obstruction to gastric emptying. The clinical diagnosis hinges on palpation of the thickened pylorus, or “olive.” Abdominal palpation is accurate but not always successful, in such cases, radiologic examinations including US or MRI can be performed. US is the first choice of imaging modality. Unfortunately, in case of difficulty by the sonographic diagnosis of IHPS such as overlying bowel gas, MRI could be useful for the diagnosis.
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Ömer Etlik   
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