Anirudh V Shah

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OBJECTIVES To predict the primary neuroendocrine tumour of the gastrointestinal tract site based on observed metastatic sites. METHODS We studied data from the radiology database of a single, large cancer centre on 250 patients with pathologically confirmed neuroendocrine tumours. Primary tumour sites and the locations of metastases were collected from(More)
Biliary conduits are constructed in operations for choledochal cysts. A wide variety of options are available for biliary tract reconstruction. We present our experience of treating six children with choledochal cysts by using the appendix as a biliary conduit. After mobilizing the appendix on its vascular pedicle, nonrefluxing, tunneled anastomosis was(More)
The usual treatment for empyema in children varies from a simple thoracocentesis to thoracotomy and open decortication. We studied the role of thoracoscopy in the management of empyema thoracis in 10 immunocompetent children after failure of medical management. All children recovered well with an early removal of intercostal tube and reduced postoperative(More)
The field of Minimally Invasive Surgery or Minimally Access Surgery (MAS) as it is commonly known has grown remarkably over the past two decades. MAS has a steep learning curve and unexpected complications with MAS are not infrequent unless approached with great caution. However it leads to a shorter hospital stay, less analgesic use, rapid return to school(More)
We report a 9-month-old child with anorectal anomaly which was surgically treated in the neonatal period for a colostomy and was referred to us for a definitive procedure. The child had features suggestive of low anorectal abnormality; however, investigations indicated that he had a supralevator type of imperforate anus associated with a rectopenile(More)
A 26-day-old male neonate presented with an acute gastric volvulus which was reduced with a nasogastric catheter. The patient was then subjected to laparoscopic anterior gastropexy. Six months after the procedure, the child is thriving and completely free of symptoms. We present this case as the first wherein a laparoscopic gastropexy has been done for(More)