Jillian M Templeton

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Conjoined twins occur in approximately one in 50,000 or so births, and most do not survive. The authors report herein their experience with 13 conjoined twins over the last 30 years, involving those of the following forms: thoracopagus (4 cases), omphalopagus (1 case), ischiopagus (4 cases), pygopagus (1 case), craniopagus (1 case), and incomplete or(More)
Situs inversus (SI) complicating neonatal bowel obstruction presents a challenging complex, and to facilitate rational decision making for treatment, we have reviewed 23 cases of abdominal SI seen in our hospital over the last 25 years. Preoperative roentgenographic studies most always predicted SI, the specific patient groups including: 12 abdominal SI(More)
This report details an 11-year experience with 17 patients ranging from newborn to 17 years with choledochal cyst. Two distinct groups were noted: an infantile group (mean age: 3 months) with obstructive jaundice identical to biliary atresia and a late onset group (mean age: 9 years) with various combinations of pain, mass, and jaundice. Two patients had(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate in children and infants with imperforate anus the prevalence and types of occult myelodysplasia that may result in tethered cord and the association of these lesions with vertebral anomalies. MATERIALS AND METHODS Records and images were retrospectively reviewed in 86 patients who underwent spine magnetic resonance imaging and had(More)
The pathogenesis and optimal treatment of choledochal cyst have long remained questions of considerable speculation and dispute. Because the pregnancy of a 37-year-old woman was felt to be at risk, five antenatal ultrasound examinations were made. The fourth examination at 31.5 weeks of gestation demonstrated a choledochal cyst. Following birth, the child(More)
Over a 12-month period (September 1984 to September 1985), 64 children with newly diagnosed brain tumors were admitted to the Neurosurgical Service at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Of these children, 29 had posterior fossa tumors. Of this population of children with posterior fossa tumors, three patients aged 4 months, 22 months, and 4 years old(More)
We reviewed 15 years' experience with childhood trauma at two hospitals in different cities, one a city hospital, the other a children's hospital, to learn the extent, circumstances, presentations, and consequences of major blunt abdominal trauma due to child abuse. Some 10,000 children admitted to these hospitals for treatment of injuries from 1972 through(More)
In a 22-year period, 120 patients were admitted for treatment of a high imperforate anus. Sixty-one patients were available for long-term assessment following a pull-through procedure. These patients were evaluated by written questionnaire and personal interview. Both a qualitative and quantitative fecal continence score were established to provide a system(More)
We treated seven girls with a cloacal anomaly through a posterior sagittal exposure. Six patients, aged 5 months to 2 1/2 years, underwent a primary reconstructive operation with urethroplasty, vaginoplasty, and posterior sagittal anorectoplasty as a single procedure. All had undergone diverting sigmoid colostomies as newborns, four had previous(More)
Since meat from poultry colonized with Campylobacter spp. is a major cause of bacterial gastroenteritis, human exposure should be reduced by, among other things, prevention of colonization of broiler flocks. To obtain more insight into possible sources of introduction of Campylobacter into broiler flocks, it is essential to estimate the moment that the(More)