Arié L. Bensoussan

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BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The aim of this study was to review the presentations of gastrointestinal duplication (GID) and to assess the influence of prenatal diagnosis on treatment. METHODS Retrospective review of all GID at 2 pediatric hospitals from 1980-2002 was conducted. RESULTS Seventy-three patients (M43:F30) were identified: 21 neonates, 28 infants (1(More)
A case of isolated complete transection of the common bile duct due to blunt abdominal trauma in a 3-year-old child is presented. The rarity of this injury and its initial presentation as a pancreatic pseudocyst warrant its description. This patient, the fifteenth child to be reported in the literature, was diagnosed as having a biliary injury following(More)
Meckel's diverticulum occurs in 2% of the population and may present at any age. Its management, when found incidentally at laparotomy, remains controversial, particularly in the pediatric population. From 1970 to 1989, a Meckel's diverticulum was discovered in 164 children at laparotomy. There were 120 boys and 44 girls with a mean age of 5.2 years (range,(More)
Aberrant migration of thymic tissue occurs with ectopic thymus in the mediastinum, base of the skull, tracheal bifurcation, and cervical region. A recent review of the literature showed a total of 76 reported cases of aberrant thymus or thymic cysts in patients who presented with primary neck masses. We report three additional cases of ectopic cervical(More)
Neonatal gastrointestinal perforation has been associated with mortality rates of 40% to 70%. Over the past 20 years, 81 infants (46 boys and 35 girls) were treated for a gastrointestinal perforation at this institution. Perforation occurred from birth to 50 days (average, 8.2 days). Etiologies included necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) (68%), meconium ileus(More)
BACKGROUND With the advent of liver transplantation the outcome of children with biliary atresia (BA) has improved. Is Kasai hepatic portoenterostomy (KHPE) still a valuable option for the treatment of these patients? METHODS From 1974 to 1998, 77 patients with biliary atresia have been treated at our institution: 50 girls and 27 boys. RESULTS(More)
Leiomyoma of the esophagus is not uncommon in the adult population but is rarely seen in children; only 20 cases have been reported in the pediatric population. In this paper we describe two cases of esophageal leiomyoma in female patients aged 6 and 13 years and review previous reports. Several differences were noted between the pediatric and adult(More)
Tyrosinemia is the diagnosis of a very small percentage of patients undergoing liver transplantation worldwide. Tyrosinemia is endemic within our referral area however, and fully one-third of the liver transplantations at our institution are done for this disease. Since 1986, 15 patients with tyrosinemia (TYR) and 31 patients with various other indications(More)
From February 1986 to July 1994, 81 hepatic transplantations were performed in 73 children, with an overall patient survival rate of 83%. Forty-two patients received whole-liver grafts (WLG) and 39 had reduced-size grafts (RSG). The mean patient weight was 19.7 kg, with 29 patients weighing less than 10 kg. Seventeen vascular complications (21%) occurred in(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the pertinence of pH studies for persistent ear, nose, and throat (ENT) symptoms and their eventual relationship to gastroesophageal reflux (GER). METHODS Retrospective analysis was performed of age, reason for referral, pH study, treatment, and follow-up of patients with ENT symptoms suspected to have GER. (More)