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A six-year-old boy presented with abdominal pain and vomiting five days after accidental ingestion of a sewing needle. The presence of the needle in the right iliac fossa on plain roentgenogram along with signs of appendicular inflammation on clinical and laboratory evaluation provided a clue to the diagnosis. Surgical exploration revealed inflamed appendix… (More)
Cantrell's pentalogy with ectopia cordis is an extremely rare and lethal congenital anomaly, with a reported incidence of 1:100,000 births in developed countries. We report a neonate who presented with ectopia cordis along with cleft lower sternum, upper abdominal wall defect, ectopic umbilicus, diaphragmatic defect, and interventricular septal defect. The… (More)
The classical presentation of intussusception consisting of severe abdominal pain, bloody stool, and a palpable abdominal mass leads to the correct diagnosis in majority of the patients. However, an atypical presentation often results in a delayed diagnosis as is commonly seen in nonischemic intussusception. The nonischemic intussusception is a distinct… (More)
Congenital pulmonary agenesis or aplasia is extremely rare. Although more than fifty percent of patients die before first five years of age, some individuals may remain asymptomatic throughout their life. A three-month-old female child with right pulmonary agenesis presented to us with severe respiratory distress. She was misdiagnosed as a case of foreign… (More)
A case of congenital parotid lipomatosis in an infant is reported and literature is reviewed. This rare condition in children presents as gradually increasing parotid swelling, which is difficult to diagnose preoperatively as this condition is not considered in the differential diagnosis of a parotid mass. Complete excision with superficial or total… (More)
Supernumerary testis or polyorchidism is a rare anatomical and congenital anomaly, and approximately 100 cases have been reported in the literature so far. It is often associated with processus vaginalis anomalies and with increased risk of malignancy and infertility. We report a case and its management, having left-sided duplex testis and found… (More)
Congenital granular-cell myoblastoma is a rare jaw tumor presenting in the neonatal period. The differentiation between congenital epulis and granular cell myoblastoma is a controversial issue amongst pathologists. It is a benign swelling in which simple excision is the treatment of choice. Here we report two cases with a brief review of literature.
We report an 8-year-old boy who sustained blunt retroperitoneal right colonic injury in a vehicular accident and presented with gluteal abscess. Surgical exploration revealed perforated posterior wall of ascending colon with surrounding retroperitoneal abscess communicating with the gluteal region. Right hemicolectomy with drainage of retroperitoneal and… (More)
A two-day-old newborn male child with a rare variant of exstrophy bladder was managed in our institute. The child has true duplicate bladder exstrophy which is extremely rare and only 8 cases reported in the world literature so far. We describe another one and briefly review the literature.