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Epiphyseal involvement of a simple bone cyst (SBC) is uncommon. Eight patients are reported in whom an SBC was found to cross the growth plate, involving the epiphysis in seven patients and the apophysis in one. All patients had more than two pathologic fractures. In seven patients growth disturbance was found. Functional impairment did not develop in any(More)
BACKGROUND The preferred conservative treatment for congenital idiopathic clubfoot deformity remains a controversial issue. OBJECTIVES To compare the outcomes of two groups of CICF patients who underwent two different treatment protocols. METHODS The study cohort included 72 infants treated in our hospital from August 1998 to December 2002. Group 1(More)
BACKGROUND Bladder exstrophy is a severe congenital defect that requires a multidisciplinary treatment approach. Soft tissue repair may be successful during the first few days after birth, but a combination of pelvic osteotomies and bladder reconstruction is necessary later in life. The combination of externally fixed anterior and posterior osteotomies has(More)
e21115 Background: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) accounts for more than 3% of adult malignancies and causes more than 13,000 deaths per year in the US alone. Conventional type RCC (CRCC) accounts for around 90% of metastases and death due to RCC. The current prognostic factors of CRCC include stage, Fuhrman grade, performance status and other clinical(More)
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