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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the frequency, predisposing factors, clinical presentation, and outcome of abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) in critically ill pediatric patients. DESIGN: A prospective study over a 5-yr period. SETTING: Pediatric intensive care unit of a tertiary care, university hospital. PATIENTS: All patients admitted to the pediatric(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Indications for a laparoscopic approach for the management of biliary atresia in children are not clearly defined. We have recently shown that persistent intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) significantly decreased portal vein (PV) flow. Ventilation with a high concentration of oxygen after abdomen deflation raises concerns of increased(More)
Splenectomy has long been an establishmd surgical procedure in various conditions, including trauma. Because total splenectomy has often been correlated with sepsis, every surgeon tries to preserve as much of the injured spleen as possible. Contradictory reports have been published as to whether regeneration of the remaining splenic tissue is possible. In(More)
Lipoblastomatosis is a rare benign tumor of mesenchymal origin that is seen primarily in the pediatric age group. Its usual location is in the head and extremities, and its presence in other regions may create diagnostic controversy. We present an infant with a perineal mass initially diagnosed as a perianal abscess. Following incision and drainage, two(More)
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