María Marcela Bailez

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INTRODUCTION Rectovaginal fistulas are a rare variety of anorectal malformations. Eight patients with this anomaly among 420 children with anorectal malformations were treated in our center. We used a laparoscopic approach in 5 of the children. The aim of this study is to define the feasibility and technical details of laparoscopy in the treatment of these(More)
BACKGROUND Thoracoscopy has proved to be effective in the treatment of stage 2 (fibrinopurulent) empyema, but this technique requires different abilities from those needed in open surgery. The aim of this study is to evaluate the usefulness of an experimental empyema in rabbits as a thoracoscopic training model. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty New Zealand(More)
AIM To evaluate postoperative urinary continence in patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) with intermediate (IT) and high urogenital sinus (UGS) who underwent a UGS mobilization maneuver. METHODS We called IT to those that although needing an aggressive dissection to get to the vagina, still have enough urethra proximal to the vaginal(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to analyze the outcome of males with HARM treated with a laparoscopic-assisted anorectal pull-through compared with the open posterior sagittal approach in a single institution. METHODS This study includes 32 patients: 17 (9 with a rectoprostatic fistula [RPF] and 8 with a rectovesical fistula [RVF]) who underwent(More)
UNLABELLED We present the results of the validation of an inanimate model created for training thoracoscopic treatment of esophageal atresia with lower tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF). MATERIALS AND METHODS We used different domestic materials such as a piece of wood (support), corrugated plastic tubes (PVC) of different sizes to simulate ribs,(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study is to compare laparoscopic with open approach in the surgical treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC) MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between July 1991 and August 2009, 32 consecutive unselective patients with UC received surgical treatment. The population analyzed was divided into three groups: subtotal colectomy + ileocolostomy (Group 1),(More)
Providing its excellent visualization, access to pelvic structures, and less postoperative adhesion, laparoscopy has been an important tool for the treatment of uterovaginal anomalies. We have used it to define the anomaly, monitor endometriosis or a hysteroscopic procedure, replace an absent vagina, and resect abnormal Müllerian structures. This article(More)
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