Bruno Cigliano

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BACKGROUND Congenital duodenal obstruction (CDO) in combination with more distal duodenal obstructions is a rare anomaly occurring in 4% of neonates with duodenal atresia. The experience of two European Pediatric Centers in treatment of congenital double duodenal obstruction (CDDO) is reported and the pertinent literature is reviewed. MATERIALS AND(More)
UNLABELLED Pilomatricoma is characterised as a common, slowly growing benign cutaneous tumour that appears generally within the first decades of life. The clinical diagnosis is frequently missed, especially by the paediatrician unfamiliar with these tumours. We present the experience gained in three European tertiary care paediatric centres with the(More)
A 9-year-old girl with grade 4-5 right vesico-ureteric reflux (VUR) into a solitary collecting system was initially treated with endoscopic Deflux injection. Mic-turition cystourethrogram (MCUG) performed after 6 months showed a grade 1-2 reflux. After 3 years, MCUG repeated due to recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI), showed severe VUR. DMSA renal scan(More)
OBJECTIVE Surgery is still proposed by some as the treatment of choice for unilateral multicystic dysplastic kidney (UMCDK) because of the potential complications of hypertension, infection and malignant change. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that the risk of hypertension does not justify routine nephrectomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS We report 41(More)
A 3-day-old girl in good health was referred to our department for the evaluation of an abdominal mass detected at birth. Prenatal ultrasound (US) examinations had shown no anomaly. US examination revealed the presence of a hypoechoic and corpusculated cystic formation of about 8 × 5 × 4 cm located in the mid region of the abdomen. The uterus was not(More)
OBJECTIVES The validity of open fundoplication after esophageal atresia (EA) repair is still disputed. The authors have retrospectively evaluated the results achieved in their centers using laparoscopic antireflux procedures (LARP) in children operated for EA at birth. METHODS From 1998 to 2002, 350 children underwent LARP. Of these, 21 (6%) underwent EA(More)
Urachal cysts are rare and usually as asymptomatic until they become infected. The route the infection follows is uncertain. A very unusual case is reported of a newborn female afflicted with a posteriorly ruptured urachal cyst causing incapsulated peritonitis, in which we obtained a visualization of the cyst during fistulography