M Szwarcwort Cohen

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine if orbital and cerebral CT can be used to distinguish normal patients from those with pseudotumor cerebri, and to correlate CT findings with the severity of visual impairment. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Seventeen patients with a clinical diagnosis of pseudotumor cerebri were compared with 20 age- and(More)
PURPOSE Orbital and global layers of rectus extraocular muscles (EOMs) are believed to serve different functions. This study sought anatomic and functional evidence of differing blood flow in the two layers of rectus EOMs. METHODS Four human orbits ranging in age from 17 months to 93 years were serially sectioned and stained for muscle fibers with(More)
OBJECTIVES The development of nonimmune hydrops is a known complication of congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM) in the fetus. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of CCAM on hemodynamics in the fetus and to determine whether cardiac dysfunction contributes to the development of hydrops in this patient population. METHODS The(More)
Hard palate mucosa grafts are an excellent replacement for tarsus and conjunctiva in eyelid reconstruction. Twenty-five eyelids from 18 patients underwent eyelid reconstruction using hard palate mucosa grafts. Patients were treated for a variety of disorders including postblepharoplasty lower eyelid retraction, cicatricial entropion, eyelid retraction(More)
We describe two patients with an Essex-Lopresti fracture dislocation in association with a dislocation of the elbow. This combination of injuries has not been previously reported. The Essex-Lopresti fracture is a rare injury, and the associated distal radioulnar dislocation is often missed. Meticulous radiographic evaluation of the wrist, including dynamic(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) in adults, characterized by the triad of dysphagia, a ringed esophagus, and mucosal eosinophilic infiltration, has associated complications that include vertical mucosal lacerations, instrumental perforation, and emesis-induced rupture. The aim of this study was to determine whether clinical, endoscopic, and(More)
In this study we investigated the patterns of pulmonary venous flow in children with functional single ventricles to obtain a better understanding of the determinants of transpulmonary blood flow. Sixty-eight patients with functional single ventricles and aortopulmonary shunt (n = 34, group I), or superior cavopulmonary connection (n = 34, group II)(More)
BACKGROUND It is not known whether atrioventricular valve regurgitation (AVVR) can improve in some patients after the bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis (BCPA) without undertaking concomitant valvuloplasty. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed our experience with patients who underwent the BCPA between June 1989 and June 2000 with specific attention(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to characterize the growth of the reconstructed aortic arch after the Norwood operation (NO). BACKGROUND The first stage of surgical palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), the NO, includes augmentation of the aortic arch with homograft. Growth characteristics of the reconstructed aortic arch, which is comprised of both(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to define morphometric echocardiographic variables of unbalanced common atrioventricular canal (CAVC) that could aid in appropriate referral for surgical repair. BACKGROUND Unbalanced CAVC has a high surgical mortality rate. This may be secondary to inappropriate referral of some patients for two-ventricle repair(More)