Maria del Valle López Díaz

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INTRODUCTION The inguinal hernia repair in the child has a new alternative, the laparoscopic repair. We study our initial results obtained with this technique. We evaluate the indications and the efficiency. MATERIAL AND METHODS 150 patients have been operated with an initial diagnosis of hernia inguinal or crural. Usually this technique is realized with(More)
OBJECTIVES Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is the most common urologic anomaly in childhood, affecting 1% of the pediatric population. Endoscopic treatment of VUR is accepted as the first therapeutic option and various injectable materials have been used since its implantation. We present our experience in the endoscopic treatment of VUR with various substances(More)
PURPOSE Tracheobronchial stenting can aid in the management of pediatric airway problems. We reviewed our experience to determine the role of endoscopic airway stents in children. METHODS Sixteen children (Age range: 10 days- 19 years) underwent 28 tracheobronchial stents in the period 1991-2006. The stent type chosen depended on patient age and location.(More)
OBJECTIVE We report a case of non-traumatic adrenal hemorrhage in a man with antiplatelet treatment. METHODS The patient was admitted to the Critical Care Unit because of a non-controlled hypertensive crisis. Pheochromocytoma was analytically excluded. The patient underwent a delayed adrenalectomy. RESULTS Pathologic study of the specimen showed a wide(More)
INTRODUCTION Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) plays a major role in pediatric surgery. We reported our experience in MIS management of congenital diaphragmatic patology (CDP). PATIENTS AND METHODS The authors collected date on children who underwent a MIS for CDP repair from 1998 until 2006. The following features have been taken into account: lesion(More)
BACKGROUND The management of asymptomatic patients with congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM) is controversial. This report evaluates the video-assisted thoracoscopic (VAT) lobectomy in children with this malformation, and the different intraoperative complications and their resolution are discussed. METHODS Six patients with CCAM underwent(More)
Pulmonary neoplasia in children is usually due to methastatic disease because primary lung tumors are very unfrequent. Due to its' rarity they are usually not included in the differential diagnosis of lung masses, so treatment is delayed and prognosis is worsened. Herein, we show our experience in the management of five primary tumors of the lung or the(More)
OBJECTIVES Vesicoureteral reflux is a pathologic entity with different forms of therapeutic management, one of which is endoscopic injection of various materials. We show some histological changes produced by these materials in the bladder wall. METHODS We study three samples of intravesical ureter from three children suffering vesicoureteral reflux. The(More)
The neonatal duodenal pathology has been diagnosed and treated with open surgery for many years. The use of minimally invasive techniques is widely use today on pediatric surgery, but its use on neonatal pathology poses a challenge. We have conducted a study of the 8 neonatal patients with duodenal obstruction that were operated with a laparoscopy in our(More)