Table 2

Postoperative data and outcome in 175 children operated for infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis

Method of feeding*
 Ad libitum20 (12%)
 Scheduled154 (88%)
Time fully fed (hours)47±35
Complications7 (4%)
Reoperation4 (2%)
Postoperative LOH (hours)66±44
Readmission (<30 days)6 (3%)†
  • Values presented as absolute numbers and percentage of patients; n (%) and mean±SD.

  • *Only 174 patients with data.

  • †Readmission due to surgical site infection (n=4), incomplete myotomy (n=1) and incisional hernia (n=1).

  • LOH, length of hospital stay.