David R Nellensteijn

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We set out to determine the diagnostic value of computed tomographic (CT) scans in relation to the radiation dose, tumor incidence, and tumor mortality by radiation for hemodynamically stable pediatric patients with blunt abdominal injury. We focused on the changes in management because of new information obtained by CT. CT scans for suspected pediatric(More)
INTRODUCTION The American Pediatric Surgical Association developed guidelines for the management of haemodynamically stable children with hepatic or splenic injury, based on grade of injury on CT scan. This study investigated the intra- and inter-observer agreement of radiologists, paediatric surgeons, trauma surgeons and hepatobiliary surgeons when scoring(More)
INTRODUCTION Paediatric blunt hepatic trauma treatment is changing from operative treatment (OT) to non-operative treatment (NOT). In 2000 the American Pediatric Surgical Association has published guidelines for NOT of these injuries. Little is known about the treatment of paediatric liver trauma in the Netherlands. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data of all(More)
BACKGROUND Dislocation or liner dissociation of a total hip prosthesis usually results in pain and discomfort. Although several reports describe chronic dislocation and its treatment, chronic liner dissociation is an unreported complication. CASE DESCRIPTION We report an unrecognized dissociation and displacement of the liner of a total hip prosthesis(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to validate the use of the Blunt Abdominal Trauma in Children (BATiC) score. The BATiC score uses only readily available laboratory parameters, ultrasound results, and results from physical examination and does therefore not carry any risk of additional radiation exposure. METHODS Data of pediatric trauma patients(More)
The simultaneous occurrence of a Meckel's diverticulum and a patent urachus is very uncommon. We describe the occurrence and surgical treatment of Meckel's diverticulum and an urachal anomaly in a 1-year-old boy. The patient had intermittent production of clear fluid from the patent urachus, which disappeared after surgical resection.
INTRODUCTION There has been a shift from operative treatment (OT) to non-operative treatment (NOT) of splenic injury. We evaluated the outcomes of treatment of pediatric patients with blunt splenic trauma in our hospital, with special focus on the outcomes after NOT. PATIENTS AND METHODS The data of all patients <18 years with radiologically proven blunt(More)
Blunt abdominal trauma in children occurs fairly frequently. Although computed tomography scanning is considered by many to be the gold standard, in children who are hemodynamically stable, CT images do not usually result in new perspectives that lead to changes in treatment management. However, the burden of radiation for the child is considerable. CT(More)
Acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC) is a rare condition normally occurring in critically ill patients. Compared to acute calculous cholecystitis, AAC is associated with complications and has a worse outcome. Hence, knowledge of this condition is very important. We describe a case of a 31-year-old man who developed AAC after abdominal wall repair with mesh(More)
Haemorrhagic rupture is a life-threatening complication of a hepatic simple cyst. A 63-year-old man presented with severe acute abdominal pain and a massive haemoperitoneum resulting from haemorrhagic rupture of a large hepatic cyst. The haemorrhagic rupture was aggravated by an overdose of vitamin K-antagonist treatment. CT scans revealed a large hepatic(More)