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UNLABELLED The study analyses the efficacy and the safety of caudal anesthesia for the intra and postoperative pain management in children. MATERIAL AND METHOD A retrospective study was conducted over a five years period enrolling 150 children scheduled for various surgical procedures. We used the standard technique ("loss of resistance", "single shot",(More)
Isolation and identification of S. anginosus from pathologic products are possible to be realised in informed clinical laboratory, allowing so a better knowledge of these infections' incidences and on adequate treatment. The authors' report 11 cases of pyogenic infection caused by S. anginosus. Five out of these 11 cases evaluated as mixed infections, S.(More)
The persistence of the omphalo-enteric conduct is a rare, but possible, cause of pathology in children. Haemorrhage and intestinal occlusion are the most frequent clinical presentations, usually in infants. We describe the case of a 10 year old boy, who was admitted in our department for what seemed first to be an acute appendicitis. During hospitalization,(More)
The goal of surgery in the femoral head osteochondritis of children is, in the cases progressing towards extrusion, to ensure a good coverage of femoral head. Under the age of 5-6 years, the evolution being more commonly benign, the surgical containment is rarely indicated. In the child over 7 years, the extrusion of femoral head being common, a surgical(More)
The recurrent dislocation of the shoulder is a rare condition during childhood, and it should benefit from an early treatment in order to prevent secondary lesions of the humeral head from appearing. Osteoarthritis in adulthood is a potential complication of this disease. A number of 10 children (5 boys and 5 girls) were treated in our department between(More)
Achalasia is a functional disorder of the distal esophagus, which fails to relax during swallowing. Although being rare, this disorder is the source of a significant morbidity, including developmental disorders in children. Several therapeutical options are available: myorelaxants administration, esophageal dilations and surgery--distal esophageal(More)
There been studied 100 cases of fractures of the middle third of both bones of forearm in child for to assess the correctitude of the therapy, based on the analysis of results. The most correct surgical techniques consist of osteosynthesis with Kirschner wire of the both bones, knowing the particularities of the fracture linea in child and the minimal(More)
The aim of our study was to assess the functional and cosmetic results after performing a modified Ravitch-Sutherland procedure in children presenting with excavatum. A series of 31 children with ages ranging between 5 and 16 years, presenting with pectus excavatum, were operated between 1986-1996 in our service. In 5 cases surgical treatment was required(More)
The slipped upper femoral epiphysis (SUFE) is a condition also known as 'coxa vara' of the adolescent, in which lesions of the growth plate are responsible for the development of sudden or gradual displacement of the femoral head. The disease is most frequent in the 10-15 years' age group, usually in boys who also have endocrine disorders. Both acute and(More)