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INTRODUCTION Gastric pull-up has become the predominant technique for esophageal replacement because of allegedly deficient results of colon grafts. This retrospective study examines the long-term results in a large series of colonic interpositions. PATIENTS AND METHOD One hundred six children (median, 2.9 years; range, 0.32-15 years) had their esophagus(More)
BACKGROUND Feasibility of repeat lengthening has been demonstrated in animals, but in humans, none of the three clinical case reports have achieved enteral autonomy after secondary lengthening with serial transverse enteroplasty (STEP). PATIENTS AND METHODS Institutional Review Board approved retrospective review of a single center series of repeat(More)
AIM Aim of this study was to assess the long-term results of the treatment of total colonic aganglionosis (TCA) with 2 different techniques in terms of growth, continence and quality of life (QOL). PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty-one patients treated for TCA between 1972 and 2007 were reviewed retrospectively with special attention paid to the length of(More)
AIM Aim of the study was to review our experience in the management of liver tumors in children over the last 15 years. PATIENTS AND METHODS A cohort of 78 children with liver tumors managed in our institution between 1991 and 2006 was retrospectively reviewed. There were 45 males and 33 females with a mean age of 32 +/- 41 months at diagnosis. Most(More)
Autoimmune cytopaenia is a rare, but severe complication after solid organ transplantation. We retrospectively analysed 57 paediatric intestinal transplants performed in 49 patients between 1999 and 2009. Autoimmune cytopaenia was observed in six patients; it appeared after an average of 10 months post-transplant. Warm autoimmune haemolytic anaemia was(More)
UNLABELLED Esophageal replacement is a surgical procedure rarely indicated in children. It is used in esophageal atresia type I and long-gap atresia when anastomosis is not possible, corrosive strictures and other unusual causes. Type and location of the graft depend on etiology and surgeon preferences. We analyse our results of a large series of esophageal(More)
OBJECTIVE The object of this study was to analyse our results with liver transplantation (LTX) for primitive malignant unresectable liver tumours in children and to discuss the controversial indications, based on our experience. METHODS/PATIENTS We report on 12 patients, aged 6 months to 14 years, with hepatic malignant tumours: 11 with hepatoblastoma and(More)
INTRODUCTION Congenital venous malformations are the most common slow-flow vascular abnormalities during childhood. Although they are usually present at birth, clinical evidence often appear during late childhood. This type of malformations do not disappear, and they grow progressively during years. PATIENTS AND METHODS We present a retrospective study(More)
BACKGROUND Esophagocoloplasty is one of the most used procedures for esophageal replacement in children. Considering high life expectancy in these patients, long-term results must be considered when evaluating this technique. The aim of our study is to evaluate quality of life of adult patients who underwent surgery at pediatric age. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)