Carlos Eduardo P Velhote

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Transanal endorectal pull-through (TAEPT) surgery is primarily performed for rectosigmoid aganglionosis, generally with excellent results. There is evidence that overstretching the anus and tension traction in the sigmoid during the procedure could impair the final continence of the patient. Many researchers suggest the use of small umbilical or(More)
Chordee without hypospadias is found in a small number of patients. Surgical treatment differs according to the length of the urethra. Sometimes a maldeveloped short urethra requires transection to achieve good straightening of the penis. The authors present two such patients in whom a transverse preputial island-flap, as described by Duckett for the(More)
OBJECTIVE To confirm that "day-care" appendicectomy is safe in children. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTINGS Paediatric hospitals, Brazil. SUBJECTS 144 children who required removal of the appendix. INTERVENTIONS Standard muscle splitting appendicectomy. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Hospital stay, use of antibiotics, and complications. RESULTS 124(More)
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