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The authors present a series of six anal canal duplications (ACD), duplications of the alimentary tract located along the posterior side of the anal canal, with a perineal opening just behind the anus. Five asymptomatic duplications were diagnosed before the age of one year, by simple perineal inspection. A twelve-year-old girl presented with perineal and(More)
Pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma of childhood are rare neuroendocrine tumors. Urinary catecholamine measurements, metaiobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scanning, computed tomographic scanning, and magnetic resonance imaging have greatly facilitated diagnosis. Prognosis after surgical resection is excellent. In this retrospective series collected from French(More)
BACKGROUND Juvenile granulosa cell tumors (JGCT) of the ovary are rare in children. The over-all outcome after surgery is relatively good, but the indication and type of complementary treatment for severe forms are still unclear. POPULATION A retrospective survey of the majority of patients with JGCT of the ovary admitted between 1965 and 1990 to 11(More)
A case of a "de novo" ganglioneuroma showing a large area of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) is described. The tumor arose in an 11.5-year-old girl with neither stigmata nor family history of von Recklinghausen's neurofibromatosis. In addition, the patient had no previous history of a neuroblastoma or radiation therapy. This report provides(More)
Infection by Yersinia pseudotuberculosis has become of increasing pathological importance. Patients normally present with symptoms similar to those of appendicitis, due to mesenteric adenitis. We present the case of 3 patients infected by Yersinia pseudotuberculosis who in addition to fever and abdominal pain had a palpable abdominal mass, so great was the(More)
Massive bilateral breast involvement in the course of a Burkitt's lymphoma is reported as an exceptional occurrence in a 13 year-old girl, in early puberty. It was an extensive form, stage IV, with massive organ involvement but without CNS involvement. Chemotherapy (LMB 84) induced total cure (18 months disease free survival).
Three techniques have been developed for single-stage repair of posterior hypospadias: free skin grafts, free bladder mucosal grafts, and pedicle preputial grafts. This multicenter retrospective study of 178 children who underwent surgery for posterior hypospadias was designed to compare the results achieved with these procedures. Free skin grafts (15(More)
The authors report on 9 cases of cystic lesion detected by fetal ultrasound echography, uropathies and bowel dilatations having been excluded. The lesions were detected at a fairly advanced stage of pregnancy, during the 3rd trimester and involved 8 girls and 1 boy. Investigation of possible chromosomal and associated anomalies was carried out in each case.(More)
A 5 month-old baby developed non-ceasing intra-peritoneal bleeding after extensive surgical biopsy for an hepatoblastoma. A single recombinant activated factor VII injection following enlarged hepatectomy helped to resolve quickly this life-threatening haemorrhagic syndrome.