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BACKGROUND H-type tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) was diagnosed in 12 patients during the 25 years from 1971 to 1996. Although all patients were symptomatic since birth, in 58% of the cases, there was a diagnostic delay ranging from 26 days to 4 years. METHODS Esophagography and/or cineesophagography, or bronchoscopy and simultaneous methylene blue(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Etiopathogenesis, management, and outcome of pediatric pheochromocytoma (PHEO) still is obscure because of limited number of cases. Therefore, a retrospective clinical study was performed to present an updated picture of the entire spectrum of pediatric PHEO based on the authors' 30 years' experience consisting of one of the largest(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare benign neoplasm. Although it is commonly seen in children, the number of childhood cases in the current literature is limited. Furthermore, malignant degeneration or transformation to lymphoma in the recurrent or residual IMT have directed attention to this interesting entity. Herein, the(More)
Changes in contralateral testicular blood flow during unilateral testicular torsion were evaluated using an electromagnetic flowmeter in 13 adult male New Zealand White rabbits. There was an immediate and then a progressive decrease during torsion and a gradual increase following detorsion. A decrease in testicular blood flow over a critical period of time(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Entamoeba hystolytica (EH) is an enteric protozoan that may cause serious complications that require operative management in children. A retrospective clinical trial was performed to find out the incidence and outcome of complicated intestinal amebiasis (IA) by means of surgically resected specimens in children. METHODS The(More)
Between 1976-1993, 302 patients were diagnosed to have Hirschsprung's disease (HD) in Hacettepe University Children's Hospital. All patients have been searched for the occurrence of associated anomalies and other parameters including 1) sex, 2) gestational age, 3) birth weight, 4) length of aganglionic segment, 5) familial occurrence, 6) consanguinity.(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the therapeutic efficacy of four antibiotic regimens: penicillin, tobramycin, and clindamycin; penicillin, tobramycin, and ornidazole; piperacillin alone; and ceftriaxone and ornidazole in the treatment of children operated on for perforated appendicitis. DESIGN Prospective randomised study. SETTING Teaching hospital, Turkey. (More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Colorecta I carcinoma is extremely rare in children and presents with a poor prognosis. Surgical management and long-term follow-up of this entity are still obscure because of lack of data. Therefore, a retrospective clinical trial was performed to evaluate the clinical characteristics of childhood colorectal carcinoma and to determine(More)
The records of eight patients treated for intestinal obstruction resulting from bands that have no identifiable embryologic or acquired basis were reviewed retrospectively. All patients presented with symptoms and signs indicative of intestinal obstruction. Patients older than 2 years of age additionally had a history of chronic abdominal pain. One thick(More)
Twelve patients who had undergone diaphragmatic plication with the diagnosis of congenital diaphragmatic eventration between 1975 to 1989 were evaluated for the long-term results of plication. Assessment of the long-term functions of the plicated diaphragms 1.5 to 11 years postoperatively was achieved by fluoroscopic, ultrasonographic, and spirometric(More)