Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis

Amanda Ann Reed, Kim Michael

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

6 Scopus citations


Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS) is a gastric outlet obstruction related to the thickening of the pyloric muscle. It typically affects first-born males between the ages of 6 to 8 weeks. Sonography is the modality of choice for diagnosing HPS. This review discusses the etiology, signs and symptoms, sonographic findings, and treatment for hypertrophic pyloric stenosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-160
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2010



  • Cervix sign
  • HPS
  • Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis
  • Target sign

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

Cite this