Kenneth W. Gow

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Traumatic splanchnic artery pseudo-aneurysms are uncommon; only two cases have been reported among the pediatric population. The authors describe their experience with four patients in whom splanchnic artery pseudoaneurysms developed after blunt abdominal trauma. Splenic artery pseudo-aneurysms were found in a 6-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl after(More)
BACKGROUND Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are a unique subset of intestinal mesenchymal tumors that behave in an aggressive fashion. They have been commonly described in adults but have been rarely observed in children. METHODS The authors review the presentation, diagnostic workup, operative records, pathologic specimens, and outcomes of 3(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Localized intestinal perforation (LP) is thought to be a distinct entity when compared with perforation associated with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Studies have indicated that LP is more amenable to percutaneous drainage and associated with a better outcome. We sought to determine whether LP and NEC could be distinguished based on(More)
OBJECTIVE Anorectal malformations are usually diagnosed at birth, but some patients have presented to this institution beyond the early newborn period without recognition of their anorectal malformations. To quantify the extent of this problem, we undertook a review of all patients presenting to this hospital with anorectal malformations. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND Pediatric colorectal cancer (CRC) is rare. Comparison with adult CRC tumors, management, and outcomes may identify opportunities for improvement in pediatric CRC care. STUDY DESIGN CRC patients in the National Cancer Data Base from 1998 to 2011, were grouped into Pediatric (≤21years), early onset adult (22-50) and older adult (>50) patients.(More)
PURPOSE Children with cancer may develop lesions in the lung that may represent metastatic disease. Thoracotomy is considered the standard approach for resection of pulmonary nodules. Recently, thoracoscopic techniques have been applied in these situations. However, nodules that are deep in the lung parenchyma may not be visible. A technique has been(More)
Background. Fluid aspiration, percutaneous biopsy, and catheter drainage are standard minimally invasive methods of diagnosing lymphoma or leukemia in adults. Objective. To determine the effectiveness of interventional radiologic techniques in diagnosing specific hematologic malignancies in children. Methods. During a 4-year period, 22 patients (16 male, 6(More)
BACKGROUND Thyroglossal duct cysts (TGDCs) are the most common form of congenital neck cyst, accounting for up to 70% of such lesions. There has been no consensus on which factors predict outcome of thyroglossal duct cyst excision. The objective of the current study is to evaluate the relevance of symptomatology and age at presentation with outcome of(More)
BACKGROUND Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is a means of respiratory and hemodynamic support for patients failing conventional therapies. Children with cancer who develop complications during therapy may require ECLS. METHODS The extracorporeal life support organization (ELSO) registry was queried for all patients younger than 21 years with an(More)
Over the last 2 decades, minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has become a significant tool for the diagnosis and treatment of malignant disease in adults. Despite initial reports of port-site metastases and peritoneal spread following laparoscopic resection of colorectal cancer in the 1990s, MIS is now commonly used for many applications in adult surgical(More)