CC BY 4.0 · European J Pediatr Surg Rep. 2021; 09(01): e20-e22
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1723017
Case Report

Delayed Diagnosis of a Pyloric Web Causing Gastric Outlet Obstruction in a 13-Month-Old Girl

Mohammed Elifranji
1  Department of Surgery, Sidra Medicine, Doha, Qatar
2  Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
Jisha Sankar
3  Department of Gastroenterology, Sidra Medicine, Doha, Qatar
Israa Abdelrasool
3  Department of Gastroenterology, Sidra Medicine, Doha, Qatar
Guy Brisseau
4  Department of Pediatric Surgery, Sidra Medicine, Doha, Qatar
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Pyloric web is a rare cause of gastric outlet obstruction. Classical pyloric web can be diagnosed by obtaining a patient history, physical examination, and plain abdominal X-ray, whereas a perforated web leads to incomplete intestinal obstruction. Delayed diagnosis is rare, and the definite diagnosis is made by upper endoscopy. In this report, we report a case of a girl in whom a pyloric web was diagnosed at the age of 13 months.

Publication History

Received: 03 August 2020

Accepted: 24 September 2020

Publication Date:
03 March 2021 (online)

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