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Open versus laparoscopic pyloromyotomy

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Ramstedt described the operation of pyloromyotomy for the treatment of infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis in 1912. The traditional operation is performed through a right upper quadrant incision that may become unsightly. Other incisions may give better cosmetic results but be prone to more wound complications. Laparoscopic pyloromyotomy was introduced in 1991; initial …

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