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BACKGROUND Traditionally, a stoma is established after resection of perforated or necrotic intestine for isolated intestinal perforation (IIP) and necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). We compared the outcome of resection and anastomosis (RA) with stoma formation (RS). METHODS Sixty-eight neonates undergoing laparotomy for IIP (n = 20), NEC (n = 43), and(More)
Congenital duodenal obstruction (DO) has a well-known association with Down syndrome (DS) and other congenital malformations. Previously reported series on DO have not examined the influence of DS on associated congenital malformations and postoperative morbidity and mortality. We report on a retrospective study of all children born with DO over an 11-year(More)
We describe the case of a 700-g neonate who presented with abdominal discolouration, distension, and rapid clinical deterioration. At laparotomy, a perforation in the neck of the gallbladder was found, which was simply oversewn. Perforation of the gallbladder should be considered in the differential diagnosis in such neonates. The surgical management should(More)
Silo pouch formation is a standard procedure to prevent compartment syndrome in gastroschisis. Intestinal complications such as perforation and volvulus can occur and their management can be perplexing. We present three such patients in which we formed a stoma through the silo pouch owing to these complications. Creation of stoma through the silo is a(More)
PURPOSE Oral mucosa graft has been used in the treatment of hypospadias for the last 15 years. We assessed the long-term outcome of oral mucosa grafts for urethral substitution in hypospadias surgery at our institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed patients who underwent oral mucosa graft for hypospadias between 1994 and 2002. Data(More)
We describe the case of a 13-month-old boy with significant rectal bleeding in which the 99mTc pertechnetate scan showed an initial focus of uptake in the left iliac fossa, which faded rapidly at 15 min. At surgery an ulcerated Meckel’s diverticulum was found. We therefore highlight the need to consider a Meckel’s diverticulum in cases where this atypical(More)
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