Louise Caouette-Laberge

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All children admitted to our hospital between 1964 and 1991 with a diagnosis of Pierre Robin sequence were divided into three groups according to the severity of their symptoms: group I: adequate respiration in prone position and bottle feeding; group II: adequate respiration in prone position but feeding difficulties requiring gavage; and group III:(More)
Corrective otoplasty is a commonly performed procedure to change the shape of the auricular cartilage. Many techniques use permanent sutures to maintain the cartilage folding, whereas other techniques rely on cartilage incisions (partial thickness or full thickness). At this institution, a cartilage cutting and anterior scoring technique has been used for(More)
The Merkel cell is a highly specialized cell that primarily acts as a slowly adapting mechanoreceptor. Merkel cells are scarce in normal skin but can be identified by the expression of distinct keratin filaments. Merkel cells constitute a very unique population and many questions still remain as to their origin, number, proliferative capacity, and functions(More)
Between 1983 and 1995, 12 children with Pierre Robin sequence were treated with a subperiosteal release of the floor of the mouth (SRFM) to correct severe upper-airway obstruction (group 1: n = 10) and prolonged feeding difficulties (group 2: n = 2). Eight children had isolated Pierre Robin sequence, while four had associated anomalies. The age at surgery(More)
Rectal prolapse is a frequent complication after pull-through operations for high imperforate anus. Mucosal prolapse causes soiling, occasional bleeding, and pain. Simple resection of the redundant mucosa is unsatisfactory and leads to frequent recurrences or strictures. In 1982, Millard and Rowe reported a technique designed to correct rectal prolapse(More)
The Pierre Robin anomalad presenting with severe respiratory distress is a difficult situation still associated with a significant mortality rate. A surgical approach based on a new idea is described. The concept is that the musculature of the floor of the mouth is under increased tension and pushes the tongue upward and backward with secondary respiratory(More)
BACKGROUND Cutaneous ulceration is the most common complication of infantile hemangiomas (IHs) seen in a pediatric dermatology practice. OBJECTIVE The most effective treatments in our experience are compared to those in the current literature. METHODS The study was a retrospective chart review of therapy of 169 ulcerated IHs at a tertiary care pediatric(More)
The purpose of this study is to objectively evaluate donor-site morbidity of the inferior gluteal musculocutaneous flap in teenagers. All cases of breast reconstruction performed between 1996 and 2005 using an inferior gluteal flap were reviewed. Flap size, weight, and pedicle origin were noted. Donor-site morbidity was assessed for scarring, contour(More)
Pharyngeal flaps are often used to correct velopharyngeal insufficiency. They produce a permanent partial obstruction of the velopharyngeal space. Respiratory obstruction and obstructive sleep apnea have been reported following this surgery. We undertook a study to find out the incidence of sleep apnea associated with pharyngeal flap surgery. Forty-one(More)
Sixty-five children presenting with frontozygomatic (lateral brow) dermoid cysts were operated using an upper eyelid crease incision. There were 38 girls and 27 boys age 3 months to 13 years (mean age, 15 months). The lesions were left sided in 32 patients and right sided in 33 patients. Preoperative radiograph or computed tomographic scan performed for 25(More)