Howard A. Wexler

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A new radiographic sign in neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis is described. Five patients with necrotizing enterocolitis exhibited an unchanging dilated loop of small bowel, which was followed by perforation in 3 infants; the other 2 had surgical and/or autopsy corroboration of profound bowel-wall necrosis. It is suggested that infants with a "persistent(More)
Most children with congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation present in the first six months of life. Three cases are described with unusually late presentation. One child was completely asymptomatic and another became symptomatic only after secondary infection of a congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation. In two cases the correct diagnosis was not made(More)
A rare congenital anomaly of the central anterior diaphragm is presented. The anomaly consisted of a severe eventration of the septum transversum, and was associated with a cleft lower sternum and congenital heart disease. The pericardium and diaphragm were intact. This anomaly, which can be timed to the seventh week of gestation, is felt to represent a(More)
Several unusual diaphragmatic problems in the neonate are presented and a new potential complication of the negative pressure respirator is illustrated. The association of bilateral diaphragmatic eventrations with chromosome anomalies is emphasized. In our experience the appearance of the chest on frontal and lateral views is usually so characteristic that(More)
Medulloblastoma occurs uncommonly in the neonatal period. Metastatic Wilm's tumor in a newborn is extremely rare. The coincidence of these two neoplasms in one infant, and an equally uncommon combination of Wilms' tumor and a cerebellar medulloephithelioma in another child prompted this report. The authors speculate on the mechanism of oncogenesis in these(More)
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