oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis in Dar Es Salaam

Volume 37, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A five-year review revealed that 15 infants with hypertrophic pyloric stenosis were managed in Muhimbili Medical Centre. All belonged to parents residing within Dar es Salaam city: 12 were African, two Arabs and one was an Indian, the M.F ratio was 6'5:1. The approximate incidence rate was found to be one in 5 500 births. The majority presented with the characteristic clinical picture of the surgical condition and all were managed by the standard Fredet-Ramstedt pyloromyotomy. Mortality was 6.7pc.

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