Pyloric Stenosis is a medial emergency that requires urgent fluid resuscitation and resolution of biochemical abnormalities. Definitive surgical treatment can then be undertaken to restore enteral nutrition.
The history of pyloric stenosis and the Ramstedt Operation (1912) for pyloromyotomy - surgical correction of hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, involving longitudinal splitting of the hypertrophic pylorus and leaving the defect open.
Conrad Ramstedt (1867–1963) was a German surgeon. Eponymously affiliated with the Ramstedt Pylorotomy (1912), of which he carried out 70 during his career