Eiji Nishijima

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BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The diagnosis and treatment of congenital esophageal stenosis (CES) can be a vexing clinical problem. This study aims at determining the ideal therapeutic strategy for the management of CES. METHODS Medical records of patients with CES were reviewed retrospectively with regard to diagnostic method, therapy, and outcome. RESULTS During(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The incidence of gastroschisis has increased over the past 3 decades in a number of countries. To elucidate the Japanese status of anterior abdominal wall defects, the Japanese Society of Pediatric Surgeons conducted a national survey in Japan. METHODS Information was obtained by sending out a questionnaire to 192 University Hospitals,(More)
OBJECTIVE A retrospective review was performed to evaluate the importance of the "triangular cord" sign in comparison with gallbladder length and contraction for the diagnosis of biliary atresia in pediatric patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty-five fasting infants with cholestatic jaundice were examined on sonography. The examinations focused on the(More)
Meconium disease (MD) results in intestinal obstruction in the neonate where tenacious meconium is found in the distal ileum and proximal colon. The obstructive symptoms improve at several days of age after some of the meconium is passed. We observed premature infants with MD who underwent ileostomy for intestinal obstruction due to tenacious meconium.(More)
During the period between 1974 and 1988 44 patients were treated for congenital intrinsic duodenal obstruction using a diamond-shaped anastomosis (35 atresias, including two multiple atresias and nine stenoses). Neither gastrostomy nor transanastomotic tube was used. Postoperatively, oral feeding was started on days 2 to 6 (3.66 +/- 1.41 day). Intravenous(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Cervical cysts in neonates are recognized as rare branchial remnants. This term includes many different derivatives of the branchial cleft and sinus. METHODS A retrospective review was performed in seven neonates with lateral cervical cysts seen at a single institution between 1975 and 1996. Two patients underwent simple excision of the(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary artery sling is often associated with congenital tracheal stenosis and intracardiac anomalies. This study examines the influence of concomitant anomalies and individual surgical procedures. METHODS Between 1984 and 2006, 31 patients underwent surgical repair of pulmonary artery sling (median, 6 months; range, 29 days to 9 years).(More)
PURPOSE During the last 17 years, the authors have used the colon patch graft (CPG) procedure to treat 11 patients with extensive aganglionosis. This study evaluates the effectiveness of the CPG procedure in treating patients with this disorder. METHODS An initial ileostomy was created during infancy in all 11 patients. At 1 to 21 months (mean, 5.5(More)
BACKGROUND Although the Spitz classification is the most widely used prognostic classification for esophageal atresia and/or tracheoesophageal fistula (EA), its discrimination ability remains unclear. We sought to develop a more accurate prognostic classification for EA. METHODS The records of 121 consecutive infants with EA (1980-2005) were reviewed. The(More)