Definition Button batteries are tiny, round batteries usually used to power watches and hearing aids. Children often accidentally swallow these batteries or put up them up their nose, where the battery can be further breathed in (inhaled). This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222. Alternative Names Swallowing batteries Where Found Calculators Cameras Hearing aids Penlights Watches
Definition Pyloroplasty is a surgical procedure to widen the opening in the lower part of the stomach (pylorus) so that the stomach contents can empty into the small intestine ( duodenum ). The pylorus is a thick, muscular area. When it thickens, food is not able to pass through. See: Pyloric stenosis Alternative Names Pyloromyotomy; Pyloric stenosis repair; Pyloroplasty Description The surgery is done while you are under general anesthesia (asleep and pain-free). The surgeon makes a cut around the belly button or in the upper right part of the belly. If the surgery is done laparoscopically, three smaller cuts are used. The surgery involves cutting through some of the thickened muscle to relieve the narrowing (stenosis). The cut through the muscle is then closed horizontally to keep the pylorus open and allow the stomach to empty. The surgery usually takes 1 - 2 hours. Why the Procedure Is Performed Pyloric stenosis is caused by a thickened pylorus muscle. It is usually found in infants. Pyloroplas...
Eagle-Barrett syndrome; Triad syndrome; Urethral obstruction malformation sequence
Weak abdominal muscles can cause:
"Little Buddha" appearance
Delay in sitting and walking
Urinary tract problems can cause difficulty urinating.
Signs and tests
A woman who is pregnant with a baby who has prune belly syndrome may not have enough amniotic fluid (oligohydramnios). This can cause the infant to have lung problems.
An ultrasound done during pregnancy may show that the baby has a swollen bladder or enlarged kidney.
In some cases, a pregnancy ultrasound may also help determine if the baby has:
Bone/muscle (musculoskeletal) abnormalities
Stomach and intestinal problems
The following tests may be performed on the baby after birth to diagnose the condition:
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