We present the case of an 11-year-old obese girl who presented with idiopathic intracranial hypertension affecting first the lateral abducens nerve. She received acetazolamide, but 5 days later she developed lateral, peripheral facial palsy. Imaging evaluation was normal, which primarily excluded cerebral venous thrombosis and sustained the initial… (More)
Two different tape measurement techniques were tested for anterior spinal flexion in 393 children varying in age from 7 to 14 years. With one technique the skin distraction was found to be more than 6 cm and with the other one more than 4.7 cm. Both were age-dependent but were independent of height and weight.
Caroli's disease is a rare congenital disorder characterized by cystic dilatation of the large in-trahepatic bile ducts. The most frequent complications due to biliary stasis are cholelithiasis, cholangitis and sepsis as well as an increased risk of cholangiocarcinoma. Patients may have a history of intermittent abdominal pain, pruritus and/or symptoms of… (More)