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A left upper quadrant fetal abdominal mass was detected at 24 weeks gestation. The mass was again confirmed in a postnatal ultrasound. Pathological analysis of the excised mass demonstrated an intraabdominal lung sequestration with Stocker type II congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM). The sonographic characteristic of these lesions are those of(More)
Deformities of the chest wall, breast, shoulder girdle, and spine are well-documented sequelae of major thoracotomies that transect muscles, divide major motor nerves, resect ribs, or cause them to fuse. These deformities are probably aggravated by the growth process. This is why we make a plea for the routine use, in infants and children, of a(More)
PURPOSE Fowler and Stephens showed that by dividing the spermatic vessels a high intra-abdominal testis could be placed in the scrotum. Testicular atrophy is a potential complication of this technique. We conducted a systematic review to determine whether single or 2-stage Fowler-Stephens orchiopexy results in better testicular viability. MATERIALS AND(More)
Spigelian hernia, an uncommon but well-recognized ventral hernia, is rare in children. Two such cases are reported, both on the left side in female infants under 1 year of age. The first hernia, which was repaired when the infant was 7 months old, contained an ovary. Repair of the second hernia, which was diagnosed in the neonatal period, was delayed(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of local anaesthesia (LA) with that of caudal anaesthesia (CA) on postoperative care of children undergoing inguinal hernia repair. This was a randomized, single-blind investigation of 202 children aged 1-13 yr. Anaesthesia was induced with N2O/O2 and halothane or propofol and maintained with(More)
BACKGROUND Several comparative studies are published evaluating both the open and the minimally invasive approaches for congenital lung lesions with inconsistent results. Our objective was to compare both procedures using systematic review and meta-analysis methodology. METHODS All publications describing both interventions were reviewed. The statistical(More)
BACKGROUND Wilms' Tumor is the most common malignant neoplasm of the urinary tract in children. Since 1969, the National Wilms' Tumor Study Group (NWTSG) has contributed to improving the clinical management and outcome of children affected by Wilms' Tumor. We have managed our patients according to NWTSG protocols and report our results herein. METHODS(More)
PURPOSE We report the local control and survival of two Phase I dose escalation trials of combined preoperative 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), low-dose leucovorin (LV), and radiation therapy followed by postoperative LV/5-FU for the treatment of patients with locally advanced and unresectable rectal cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS A total of 36 patients (30 primary(More)
During the past 10 years, 26 cases of blunt pancreatic trauma were diagnosed in our institution. In 42.3% (11/26) the accident was bicycle-related. Seventy-three percent of patients were seen within 48 hours of injury. The most frequent clinical presentations included abdominal pain, tenderness and vomiting. Diagnosis of pancreatic injury was suggested by(More)