Eiji Nishijima

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PURPOSE Slide tracheoplasty for congenital tracheal stenosis was reported by Tsang. This procedure provides good results, but there are few studies about the tracheal growth of post-surgical condition. Recently, not only traditional posterior to anterior slide plasty but also right side to left side slide plasty was reported. We evaluated the tracheal(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Congenital subglottic stenosis is a rare anomaly caused by thickened cricoid cartilage. We report our surgical techniques, comprising anterior cricoid split (ACS), laryngotracheoplasty (LTP), KTP laser ablation, and application of a tracheal opening retainer (TOR) into the tracheostomy site. METHODS Nine patients have been treated since(More)
The treatment of spinal abnormalities with cloacal exstrophy is controversial. Ten cases of this complex treated at Hyogo Prefectural Kobe Children's Hospital between 1991 and 2010 are presented. In our series, all 10 patients had tethered spinal cords. In addition, there were 3 terminal myelocystoceles, 2 meningoceles, 7 lipomas, 5 thickened filums and 3(More)
We describe the treatment of patients having syndromic craniosynostosis with severe craniofacial abnormality. One patient had Cruzon's syndrome, one had Beare-Stevenson cutis gyrata syndrome, and four had Pfeiffers syndrome. Anterior cranial deformity in all patients was treated using fronto-orbital advancement (FOA) by gradual distraction. Initially, the(More)
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