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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Cloacal exstrophy is a rare condition in which there is a complex set of congenital anomalies that affect multiple-organ systems, including the gastrointestinal tract. Twenty-six patients with cloacal exstrophy have been treated at the authors' institution during the last 20 years. Gastrointestinal features usually included omphalocele, exstrophy of an(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the antimicrobial resistance patterns of 125 Campylobacter jejuni and 27 Campylobacter coli isolates from 39 Queensland broiler farms. METHODS Two methods, a disc diffusion assay and an agar-based MIC assay, were used. The disc diffusion was performed and interpreted as previously described (Huysmans MB,(More)