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The simultaneous appearance of epidermolysis bullosa and pyloric atresia (EB-PA) is recognized as an autosomal recessive disease; however, the coappearance of EB-PA and aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) has not been delineated as a defined entity. The aim of this study was to analyze clinically and histopathologically eight cases with EB-PA-ACC belonging to an(More)
BACKGROUND Although normal pregnancy is the precursor of 25% of cases of maternal choriocarcinoma, intraplacental choriocarcinoma in an otherwise normal placenta associated with viable pregnancy has rarely been reported. CASE Examination of the placenta after delivery of a pale and small-for-date infant at term revealed intraplacental choriocarcinoma.(More)
Peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET) are extremely uncommon, malignant neoplasms affecting mostly children and young adults. We retrospectively reviewed the clinical data and radiological studies of four such cases. All cases were pathologically proven. Plain films, US, and CT scans were used. The youngest child had a huge pelvic tumor and two(More)
Cystic fibrosis (CF) and Crohn's disease may both present as failure to thrive and recurrent intestinal obstruction. Proper treatment and adequate nutrition may reverse these manifestations and improve the patient's quality of life. We describe a girl with CF who, despite appropriate management, failed to grow and had several episodes of bowel obstruction.(More)
We describe a fatal outcome in a three-year-old child following massive stings by the oriental hornet (Vespa orientalis). The primary clinical features were coma, respiratory failure, coagulopathy, renal failure and liver dysfunction. On postmortem the main organs involved were brain, lungs, kidney and liver.
Electrical accidents during pregnancy are relatively infrequent, and reports are rare. Six pregnant women who suffered an electrical injury during pregnancy are presented here. For all, the current path through the body was from hand to foot. Changes that occurred in fetal movements and development as well as the outcome of the pregnancies, are presented.(More)
BACKGROUND Newborn infants are particularly prone to hypothermia, a condition with a high mortality. OBJECTIVE To study the CT brain patterns in infants with hypothermia and neurological symptoms. MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed the brain CT of nine infants with neonatal hypothermia, multiple organ failure, seizures and coma. RESULTS Two infants had(More)