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From this study, we note: (1) misdiagnosis of appendicitis in pregnancy is comparable to that of the general female population; (2) with a maternal mortality of zero per cent, the operation is safe even when complicated by perforation; (3) fetal mortality is minimal; (4) clinical judgement rather than laboratory data must be relied on for diagnosis; and (5)(More)
To evaluate the advisability of incidental appendectomy relative to patient age, a retrospective chart review of 905 patients undergoing elective cholecystectomy between 1979 and 1983 was undertaken. A total 377 of these patients underwent incidental appendectomy. The overall complication rate in the two groups was the same. Wound infection occurred in 1.5(More)
Since the opening of the Neonatology Unit, we have become the referral center for our area for problems in the newborn. In the past three years, we have treated five full-term and two premature infants with gastroschisis. There was one death in a premature infant. With an aggressive therapeutic approach and a new surgical technique, we have achieved an(More)
An increasing incidence of neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis over a 2 1/2 year period is demonstrated. Following a brief discussion of pathogenic and etiologic factors, 41 cases are reviewed retrospectively. Clinical, laboratory, and radiographic diagnostic aids are discussed. Surgical and nonsurgical methods of therapy and their results are presented. In(More)
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