Parag J. Karkera

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Solitary crossed renal ectopia (SCRE) is an exceedingly rare anomaly of the urinary tract. So far, only 34 cases have been reported in the literature. It usually presents after infancy. Most of these cases are diagnosed incidentally while patients are undergoing evaluation for associated genitourinary, cardiovascular, hematological or vertebral(More)
A full-term female neonate with a large lumbosacral meningocele developed sudden abdominal distension and urinary retention after meningocele repair. An erect abdominal radiograph showed homogeneously opacified areas with a paucity of intestinal gas. Abdominal ultrasound revealed ascites with multiple internal echoes. With a provisional diagnosis of hollow(More)
Complete colonic duplication is a very rare congenital anomaly that may have different presentations according to its location and size. Complete colonic duplication can occur in about 15% of all gastrointestinal duplications. Double termination of tubular colonic duplication in the perineum is even more uncommon. We present a case of a Y-shaped tubular(More)
Epigastric heteropagus is an extremely rare congenital anomaly, in which there is asymmetrical conjoined twinning, with the parasitic twin attached to the epigastrium. A 2-day-old male, with epigastric heteropagus and omphalocele, was operated in our institution. After excision of the parasitic twin, omphalocele was covered with a gluteal skin flap(More)
AIM To study the clinical outcome of shunt surgeries in children suffering from hydrocephalus. METHODS A prospective study of 50 children with hydrocephalus who underwent a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt insertion over a period of two years. These patients were then followed up for shunt related complications, shunt revisions and outcome. RESULTS Twenty(More)
Gastrointestinal perforation in neonates with anorectal malformations is extremely uncommon. Delayed patient presentation is an important factor that demands special attention. We present a neonate with anorectal malformation and meconium peritonitis following spontaneous bowel perforation. A day 1 neonate was referred with features suggested of(More)
Congenital hyperinsulinism (HI) is characterized by profound hypoglycemia caused by inappropriate insulin secretion. HI is a heterogeneous disorder with at least two histologic lesions and several implicated genes. If HI is caused by a focal lesion, elective surgery is the treatment of choice because it leads to complete recovery without diabetes. On the(More)
BACKGROUND Meningomyelocele is a defect of the spinal cord, vertebrae, and the overlying skin and is the most common form of open spinal dysraphism. Rapid closure of the back defect in the early postnatal period is mandatory to reduce the frequency of infection-related complications of the central nervous system. Majority of the cases present with small(More)
INTRODUCTION Primary single-stage pull-through for Hirschsprung's disease (HD) has been reported to give comparable surgical outcomes to staged operations with less morbidity. Herein, we present our experience with single-stage Modified Duhamel procedure for management of HD. PATIENTS AND METHODS This was a review of 48 cases of HD who underwent(More)
Neonatal adrenal hemorrhage is frequently associated with birth trauma, perinatal asphyxia, intrauterine infection, coagulation defects and thromboembolism. It has varied clinical presentation depending on degree of hemorrhage and amount of adrenal cortex compromised by hemorrhage. The most common clinical presentations are persistent jaundice and flank(More)