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One hundred and two patients with esophageal atresia possessed 237 additional anomalies. Risk grouping of these patients was useful and showed a direct relationship between the increased incidence of anomalies, low birth weight, and nonsurvival. Fifty-seven per cent of the patients with additional anomalies possessed multiple anomalies, most frequently… (More)
During the past 40 years, the survival of patients with esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula has increased from zero to approximately 85 percent. With the increased survival rate, the surgeon has the opportunity to follow up the patient into adult life. By so doing, the early and late complications can be anticipated and treated appropriately.
This is a case report of an infant who has a normal chest x-ray early in life and later developed a left posterolateral diaphragmatic hernia resulting in life-threatening bowel infarction.
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a genetically determined disorder of connective tissue, the internal manifestations of which carry significant morbidity and mortality rates. During the past 14 years, we have treated multiple life-threatening surgical complications of this disease in two patients. The difficulties encountered at operation require modification of… (More)
We reviewed all cases of omphalitis seen at Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles from 1961 to 1981. One hundred and forty patients were seen and, of these, eight had necrotizing fasciitis. All patients with necrotizing fasciitis acquired omphalitis at home, making the incidence of necrotizing fasciitis over 10% in patients with community acquired omphalitis.… (More)
Hydrops of the gallbladder is recognized as a major component of the abdominal crisis occurring in children with Kawasaki syndrome. Sixteen patients with hydrops of the gallbladder secondary to Kawasaki syndrome have been diagnosed and treated at the Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles. One patient was treated by cholecystectomy and 15 nonoperatively without… (More)
Significant macrofistulae between arteries and veins of congenital origin may result in the extremes of life-threatening hemorrhage or simply a cosmetically displeasing mass. The most helpful diagnostic aid is that of adequate arteriography both to determine the size, location, and extent of the fistulae. After adequate clinical and angiographic evaluation,… (More)
Between January 1977 and December 1979 (three years), 642 appendectomies were performed at the Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles. Two hundred seventy-two of the appendectomies were performed incidentally at the time of another abdominal operative procedure. Using known incidence of appendicitis, approximately 54 cases of acute appendicitis may have been… (More)