Gillian M E Humphrey

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Pulmonary sequestration refers to the situation whereby a portion of lung tissue receives its blood supply from an anomalous systemic artery. Three main variants exist: intralobar, extralobar and communicating bronchopulmonary foregut malformations. Venous drainage is typically via a systemic vein, although drainage into the pulmonary veins is well(More)
During a 30-month period, 28 children aged 6 months-15 years underwent fashioning of a laparoscopic gastrostomy. Indications for operation included: feeding difficulties and failure to thrive in neurologically impaired children (13); chronic renal failure (9); and others (6). There were 17 conventional tube and 11 button gastrostomies. Twelve children had(More)
Our aim was to investigate the importance of the ileocaecal valve and its reconstruction in patients that are not suffering from short bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease. Casenotes of 99 children with hemicolectomy and 24 children with terminal ileal resection were reviewed and sorted into three groups. Group 1: ileocaecal valve resection (limited(More)
Large cell calcifying Sertoli cell tumor of the testicle is a rare, hormonally active sex cord-stromal tumor seen in patients with Carney complex. When such tumors occur bilaterally, treatment options for preserving fertility and addressing the secondary effects of excess hormone production must be considered. The availability of specific antiestrogen drugs(More)
INTRODUCTION Cystic lesions related to the upper airway are an unusual cause of infantile stridor. Such a lesion may exert a mass effect, with subsequent airway compromise. CASE REPORT A six-month-old boy was transferred to our unit with a right-sided, level IV neck lump and a three-month history of chronic cough and, latterly, inspiratory stridor.(More)
The incidence of necrotizing pneumonia and empyema complicated by bronchopleural fistula is rising. We describe the case of a 2-year-old boy who presented with empyema thoracis and necrotizing pneumonia who developed a bronchopleural fistula. At initial thoracotomy for decortication, necrotic lung was found and resected. He subsequently underwent further(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of Aloe excelsa powder on diabetes. DESIGN The experiment was carried out in the laboratory on both normal and diabetic rats. Diabetes was induced in the rats by using streptozotocin. Thereafter, blood samples were taken from both the normal and diabetic rats and the sugar levels measured by using the Accutrend Alpha(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of thymectomy to induce remission in juvenile myasthenia gravis. A retrospective review of all patients undergoing a thymectomy for the treatment of juvenile myasthenia gravis was performed at a single tertiary referral centre between 1997 and 2009 (N = 8). All cases were moderate to severe cases (Osserman(More)