[Hypertrophic stenosis of the pyloric canal: genetic and familial incidence]

Pediatr Med Chir. 1994 Jan-Feb;16(1):73-6.
[Article in Italian]


The Authors hereby review the literature concerning hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, with particular reference to the genetic and familial influence. They present their cases of 49 children; out of these 3 pairs of biovular twins out of which only one of the twin babies was affected and 2 similar twins both of which were affected. In conclusion they are confirming the importance of a genetic component, influenced by environmental factors, on the origin of hypertrophic pyloric stenosis.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Diseases in Twins
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypertrophy
  • Incidence
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Pyloric Stenosis / epidemiology
  • Pyloric Stenosis / genetics*
  • Pyloric Stenosis / surgery