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J R Soc Med. 1986 January; 79(1): 17–18.
PMCID: PMC1290139

Ramstedt's operation in district hospitals--is it safe?


Over a 10-year period, 47 infants with congenital hypertrophic stenosis underwent Ramstedt's pyloromyotomy in a district general hospital. The operations were carried out by 10 surgeons-6 consultants and 4 registrars. There were 3 major wound infections and 3 incisional hernias. One infant was referred to a specialist centre for reoperation.

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