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Congenital teratomas occur in extragonadal locations, the commonest site being the sacrococcygeal region. This report describes a rare case of antenatally detected, large, immature retroperitoneal teratoma. The diagnostic and therapeutic challenges of dealing with such a case have been discussed and the relevant literature reviewed. The recurrence of the(More)
PURPOSE To test the hypothesis that during laparoscopic hernia repair, partial resection of the distal sac along with suture ligation of the neck is better than simple transection and ligation. METHODS The following two techniques of laparoscopic hernia repair were compared: Group I, circumferential incision of peritoneum at the deep ring and partial(More)
This report describes an 18-month-old boy with a completely isolated duplication cyst (CIDC) of the ileum associated with another classic enteric duplication cyst in the adjacent bowel and presenting as an acute abdomen due to torsion of the pedicle of the CIDC. Cysts excision was curative.
A 3-yr-old boy presented with respiratory distress of 2 days duration. There was a history of blunt trauma to the lower chest having occurred 5 days earlier. Although missed initially, serial chest X-rays and a computed tomographic (CT) scan revealed an isolated traumatic right-sided diaphragmatic hernia without any injury to the viscera or the ribcage.(More)
PURPOSE We report 18 years' experience of traumatic urethral strictures in boys with emphasis on recurrent strictures. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-four boys with pelvic fracture urethral strictures underwent 35 repairs: 23 in the primary group (initial suprapubic cystostomy, but no urethral repair) and 12 in the re-do group (previously failed attempt(s)(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to review our experience of laparoscopic (LA) or laparoscopic-assisted pelvic surgery (LAPS) in small infants. MATERIALS AND METHODS The medical records of 35 patients who underwent an LA or LAPS between January 2007 and June 2010 were studied and 21 patients who were younger than 1 year or whose weight was less(More)