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INTRODUCTION Gastric pull-up has become the predominant technique for esophageal replacement because of allegedly deficient results of colon grafts. This retrospective study examines the long-term results in a large series of colonic interpositions. PATIENTS AND METHOD One hundred six children (median, 2.9 years; range, 0.32-15 years) had their esophagus(More)
UNLABELLED Esophageal replacement is a surgical procedure rarely indicated in children. It is used in esophageal atresia type I and long-gap atresia when anastomosis is not possible, corrosive strictures and other unusual causes. Type and location of the graft depend on etiology and surgeon preferences. We analyse our results of a large series of esophageal(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Esophageal dysmotility shown by perfusion manometry in children with gastroesophageal reflux can be primary or acquired. This study examines by combined ambulatory pH-metry and manometry the nature of motor dysfunction and whether it improves after surgical cure of reflux. METHODS Sixteen refluxing children aged 131 +/- 54 months were(More)
BACKGROUND Esophagocoloplasty is one of the most used procedures for esophageal replacement in children. Considering high life expectancy in these patients, long-term results must be considered when evaluating this technique. The aim of our study is to evaluate quality of life of adult patients who underwent surgery at pediatric age. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
INTRODUCTION Extensive aganglionosis (EA) that affects the total colon (including or not part of the small intestine), shows more diagnostic problems and it is associated to higher morbidity and mortality rates than the classic cases of Hirschsprung disease (ED). This study takes into account last years cases and their results in the medium and long term.(More)
This retrospective study reviews a series of teratomas of the neck and mediastinum aiming at defining the features of these particular locations. We recorded prenatal diagnosis, perinatal management, clinical and radiologic features, pathology, surgical strategies and results in cervical and mediastinal teratomas treated over the last 10 years. During this(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative complications of esophageal replacement are potentially severe, and they can even make impossible the digestive continuity. However, several surgical options have been used for such situations. The aim of the study is to assess the early and late results in patients who have been managed or referred to our department for this(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Better antacid medications and the introduction of laparoscopy destabilize the indications for fundoplication. This study aims at raising a discussion among pediatric surgeons on these indications, modalities, and the results of this operation. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 252 refluxing children operated between 1992 and 2006 were(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE In contrast with adult patients in whom surgical closure of the defect is preferred, nonoperative treatment has been the usual approach for esophageal perforation (EP) in children. This report aims to assess whether this strategy stands the passage of time. METHODS We reviewed retrospectively the charts of 17 patients aged 5.3 +/- 0.9(More)
UNLABELLED We analyize our experience in the management of the last consecutive 100 Hirschsprung's disease (HD) patients divided into two periods: 1992-1997 and 1998-2004, in order to find out differences in morbidity, mortality and outcome between them. MATERIAL AND METHODS During this period, 72 males and 28 females were treated. Twelve had family(More)