Hamid Reza Foroutan

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Serious treatment-induced esophageal strictures and tracheoesophageal fistulae are rare in the pediatric oncology population. This report details our experience with their management. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed our experience with pediatric oncology patients treated for esophageal complications over a 23-year period.(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated the efficacy and safety of radiofrequency ablation on the hematologic parameters in patients with thalassemia intermedia (TI). MATERIALS AND METHODS Radiofrequency ablation of the spleen was performed in 15 children with TI under general anesthesia using a cool-tip radiofrequency probe. These patients were regarded as the(More)
UNLABELLED Abstract Introduction: Minimally invasive surgery in children with long-segment intestinal aganglionosis aims to reduce the number of abdominal wall incisions. Conventional laparoscopic and laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS) surgeries fulfill this goal. In children, natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES™; American Society for(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to correlate the pathological results and clinical response in patients who underwent botulinum toxin (BT) injection for obstructive symptoms (OS) after a pullthrough operation for Hirschsprung's disease (HD). METHODS Between August 2002 and February 2006, 16 of 107 HD patients (15%) were referred with persistent OS after(More)
OBJECTIVE Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is a relatively common disorder in infants and children. It maybe associated with severe complications. The coexistence of GER and a wide range of respiratory symptoms has been reported. The purpose of our study was to investigate the relationship between chronic respiratory symptoms and GERD as an underlying cause.(More)
BACKGROUND Total colonic aganglionosis (TCA) is present in 4% - 5% of the patients with Hirschsprung's disease and has a high surgical mortality rate between 13% - 23%. Diagnosis and treatment of TCA is still a major challenge for pediatric surgeons. Many techniques with several advantages and disadvantages were established for its treatment. We have(More)
AIM Our aim in this study is to evaluate the effect of ethanol as a sclerosing agent on subset of pediatric patients with prolonged rectal prolapse. MATERIALS AND METHODS From 1997 to 2003, 165 cases of primary rectal prolapse were treated by submucosal injection of ethyl alcohol (96%) after 8 weeks of conservative therapy. Around 1.5-2 ml of alcohol was(More)
Surgical glues have been used in pediatric surgery because of the fragility of tissue, and to prevent major surgeries. The present report describes our experience with using a new cyanoacrylate Glubran 2 (Viareggio, Italy) in the treatment of five cases of tracheoesophageal atresia with fistula (one fistula protection, three recurrent fistula, and one(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the outcome of laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS-A) through one transumbilical port vs. 3-port laparoscopic (3TA) appendectomy in children. METHODS We reviewed the records of 309 children (65 LESS-A, 244 3TA) operated on between 2008 and 2012. One hundered forty-nine patients had acute catarrhalis (CA), 133 phlegmonous (PLA), and 27(More)
BACKGROUND Hirschsprung's disease (HD) is a congenital intestinal motility disorder with absence of ganglion cells in the colonic wall. Diagnosis of the disease is mainly based on the identification of the lack of ganglion cells in the pathology sections of the colon which is very difficult and time consuming and also needs several serial cut sections.(More)