Cow's milk intolerance and abdominal surgery: A puzzling connection

A. Ventura, A. Pineschi, M. Tasso

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We describe 9 infants (ranging from 1 to 6 1/2 months) in whom a surgical pathology(gastro-esophageal reflux and/or pyloric stenosis) was associated with cow's milk intolerance (CMI). In all cases vomiting and/or failure to thrive did not disappear after surgery. The patients recovered only after dietary manipulation by cow's milk protein free diet. In 5 out of 9 cases, multiple food intolerances were present (soy and/or casein hydrolysates). In all cases the diagnosis of CMI was confirmed by challenge test. The connections between CMI and abdominal surgery in infancy are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-494
Number of pages8
JournalHelvetica Paediatrica Acta
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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