Beejal V. Sanghvi

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BACKGROUND Mesenteric cysts are rare intra-abdominal masses in the paediatric age group with varied presentation, ranging from an asymptomatic mass to acute abdomen. This study reviews our experience in the diagnosis and treatment of 17 mesenteric cysts in our centre, with especial reference to acute abdominal symptoms. PATIENTS AND METHODS Seventeen(More)
Pulmonary hydatid disease is prevalent in many parts of world including India. In our small series of 5 pediatric patients, all patients were diagnosed with clinical and radiological findings on plain X-ray chest and CT (Computed Tomography) chest. All of them received oral albendazole 10 mg/kg/day soon after diagnosis except in one patient in which(More)
We report a 1.7 kg male infant with a low anorectal malformation treated at an outside facility and referred to us on postoperative day 11. At presentation, his upper abdomen was distended, and he had perianal mucoid discharge. The tongue had a blackish discoloration. An erect abdominal radiograph showed a few fluid-filled bowel loops in the upper abdomen(More)
Vallecular cyst is a rare cause of upper airway obstruction in infants and children and presentation like acute stridor with near fatal respiratory distress is extremely rare. It is one of the rare causes of difficult intubation, during which cyst aspiration can improve the access. Vallecular cyst is commonly managed using microlaryngoscope and specialized(More)
Patil RT et al. A Rare Case of Duodenal Atresia ... Eur J Pediatr Surg 2011; 21: 340 – 342 Introduction ▼ According to the current understanding, errors in recanalization during the early gestation period lead to duodenal atresia. Duodenal atresia diff ers from intestinal atresias in other parts of the bowel, which are thought to result from vascular(More)
Meckel-Gruber syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive lethal malformation characterized by typical manifestations of occipital encephalocele, bilateral polycystic kidneys and post axial polydactyly. The worldwide incidence varies from 1 in 13,250 to 1 in 140,000 live births. Highest incidence was reported in Gujarati Indians. We report a rare case of(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE A retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data of pediatric patients that underwent laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective review was performed of the prospectively collected data of 576 laparoscopic internal ring closures in 437 children (age, 30 days-11 years; median, 1.9 years) from June(More)
AIM A brain injury results in a temporary or permanent impairment of cognitive, emotional, and/or physical function. Predicting the outcome of pediatric brain injury is difficult. Prognostic instruments are not precise enough to reliably predict individual patient's mortality and long-term functional status. The purpose of this article is to provide a guide(More)
AIM Thoracoscopy offers great advantages when compared with open surgery in terms of postoperative pain and pulmonary complications. Considering the benign nature of most of the mediastinal cysts, thoracoscopy is safe and feasible with minimal morbidity. The purpose of this article is to review our experience with four cases of mediastinal cysts resected(More)
An 11-year-old girl with a pancreatic solid pseudo papillary tumor (SPT) is reported. Contrast enhanced computerized tomography (CECT) & Magnetic resonant imaging (MRI) abdomen revealed a well-defined inhomogenous mass arising from the retro-peritoneum in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen possibly from the tail of the pancreas. USG guided biopsy of(More)