A review of postoperative feeding regimens in infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis

J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Oct;48(10):2175-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2013.04.023.


Infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis is a condition well known to pediatric surgeons. Postoperative length of hospital stay is a financial concern and remains a potential target for reduction in hospital costs. Ultimately, these costs are directly affected by the ability to effectively advance postoperative enteral nutrition. This review will serve to: 1) identify clinically relevant postoperative feeding patterns following pyloromyotomy, 2) review the relevant literature to determine an optimal feeding pattern, and 3) identify possible preoperative predictors that may determine the success of postoperative feeding regiments.

Keywords: Feeding; Feeding regimens; Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis; Length of stay.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Enteral Nutrition / methods*
  • Humans
  • Length of Stay
  • Postoperative Care / methods*
  • Preoperative Period
  • Pyloric Stenosis, Hypertrophic / surgery*
  • Treatment Outcome