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Over a period of 19 years an antireflux procedure was performed for gastroesophageal reflux in 59 children. Thirty-two patients underwent Nissen fundoplication and 27 children underwent the Boix-Ochoa antireflux procedure. Six patients died between two and 15 months post surgery of unrelated causes. Follow-up period from six months to 18 years was available… (More)
A rare case of acute acalculous cholecystitis caused by Salmonella typhi in a 6-year-old child is presented. The clinical signs were fulminant, with diffuse peritonitis being suspected. Cholecystostomy and i.v. ceftriaxone proved efficacious and the girl was discharged in less than two weeks. The appropriate literature is reviewed.
The authors report on two families with 5 out of 10 and two of two siblings who presented with idiopathic ileocolic intussusception. This may suggest hereditary predisposition as an etiologic factor.
We report our initial experience with laparoscopic ligation of spermatic veins in the treatment of varicocele in adolescence. 19 boys, 13 to 18 years old, underwent this treatment between I 1997 and III 98. The varicocele was always on the left side. 12 complained of scrotal discomfort and pain, but in 7 it was found incidentally during routine medical… (More)
BACKGROUND Trauma is the leading cause of childhood morbidity and mortality. Abdominal bleeding is one of the common causes of mortality due to trauma. Angiography and embolization are well recognized as the primary treatments in certain cases of acute traumatic hemorrhage in adults; however, evidence is lacking in the pediatric population. OBJECTIVES To… (More)