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Chang Gung Med J. 2003 Dec;26(12):933-6.

Idiopathic hypertrophic pyloric stenosis in identical twins.

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan, ROC. irishcorners@yahoo.com.tw

Abstract

Idiopathic hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (IHPS) was thought to be a congenital disease traditionally, even though several published reports assumed IHPS was an acquired disease. The pathogenesis and inheritance patterns of IHPS are not fully understood. Except for the familial recurrence of IHPS, concordance of IHPS in monozygotic or dizygotic twins was also noted, but occurrence in female twins is rare. From July 1992 through June 2000, 130 patients were diagnosed with IHPS in our hospital including one pair of female twins. We present the finding in the twins and review the associated articles about the pathogenesis and inheritance patterns of IHPS.

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