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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)
AIM The essence of the current techniques of laparoscopic hernia repair in children is suture ligation of the neck of the hernia sac at the deep ring with or without its transection. Some studies show that during open hernia repair, after transection at the neck it can be left unsutured without any consequence. This study was aimed to see if the same holds(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)
A 5-day-old girl was brought with complaints of vomiting and non-passage of urine and stools for one day. The child had absent anal orifice and was passing urine and stools from a single perineal opening. Examination showed clinical evidence of sepsis and a grossly distended, tense, tympanitic, and tender abdomen. The perineum was well developed and the(More)
OBJECTIVES To report the observation of involvement of the umbilicus with alteration of its morphology in association with peritoneal tuberculosis. METHODS This is a retrospective observational case series of abdominal tuberculosis (ATB) in children, treated in the department of pediatric surgery of a tertiary-care children's hospital in the period from(More)