Barry Shandling

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A 20-year retrospective study was made of children with congenital posterolateral (Bochdalek) hernias presenting more than 8 weeks after birth. The records of 26 patients (16 boys and 10 girls) were evaluated. Sixteen infants and children (62%) were originally misdiagnosed clinically and radiologically as having either infective lung changes, congenital(More)
A 12-year-old girl with H-type tracheoesophageal fistula is presented. The fistula was proven by bronchoscopic, oesophageoscopic and radiographic (with contrast medium) studies. As a sucking child the girl was operated, but there is no medical documentation (the girl is a displaced person). The question remains whether it is a primary or recurrent fistula.
Lipoblastoma and lipoblastomatosis are rare benign tumors of embryonal fat with a tendency to local invasion but not to metastasize. To date, there have been 60 cases described in the international literature. There has never been a report in a child older than 8 yr. The main clinical characteristics are the presentation, usually below 3 yr of age, the(More)
Since 1964 gastric tube replacement of the esophagus has been done in 30 infants and children. This report reviews and brings up to date our entire series, which includes follow-up of 15 children over 5 yr, 7 of whom have been followed for more than 10 yr. The two-stage proximally based reversed antiperistaltic gastric tube placed retrosternally is still(More)
Sixty-three patients with splenic injuries were treated during a 5-yr period from 1974-1979. The decision to operate was based on the patient's clinical course, not on the presence of splenic injury alone. Those who were stable on admission or after initial resuscitation were treated nonoperatively. This consisted of strict bed rest, nasogastric suction,(More)
Some authors recommend a routine "protective" antireflux procedure (ARP) in neurologically impaired children undergoing feeding gastrostomy (FG). Over 4 years, we performed FG in 107 neurologically impaired children aged 1 month to 16 years. Ninety-eight had preoperative radiological assessment for gastroesophageal reflux (GER), which was documented in 44,(More)
In spite of recent reports of more aggressive investigation and treatment of malignant liver tumors in infants and children, there is still an alarming morbidity and mortality in the operative aspect of this tumor. Our operative approach to partial hepatectomy follows that laid down by many authors, but we seem to have the same intraoperative problems in(More)
This review encompasses 50 years (1942 through 1991) and 69 newborns (43 boys, 26 girls). Half the babies were premature (weighing less than 2.5 kg), and about one third had other anomalies. The procedures used in this series were late primary anastomosis (17), gastric tube reconstruction (16), staging esophagostomy and gastrostomy (13), gastric pull-up(More)
Eleven newborns with pure esophageal atresia were treated between 1980 and 1989 inclusive; there were six girls and five boys. Their gestational age ranged from 31 to 40 weeks (average, 37 weeks) and weight from 1.1 to 3.0 kg (average, 2.2). The only associated anomalies were Down's syndrome, respiratory distress syndrome, and patent ductus arteriosus. All(More)
Thirty-six patients with benign neonatal sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT) were treated in our medical center from 1972 to 1990. Mean gestational age was 38.6 +/- 3.3 weeks with a mean birth weight of 3,484.0 +/- 938.5 g. Twenty-nine patients (89%) were females. The majority of the tumors (75%) contained cystic components and 96% were Altman classification I(More)