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Congenital absence of portal vein is a rare malformation. To date, 16 cases have been reported – all in association with other anomalies, i.e. benign or malignant hepatic neoplasms in 6 cases and cardiac malformations in 12. This case report described a girl with congenital absence of portal vein, focal nodular hyperplasia of the liver and cystic kidney(More)
Nodular regenerative hyperplasia (NRH) of the liver is a condition of unknown origin, rarely occurring in children, usually accidentally discovered, described in association with a variety of clinical conditions and drugs. Confusion with other types of hepatic masses may pose a problem and for this reason NRH is considered a "tumor-like lesion."(More)
Urokinase is an enzyme with a fibrinolytic effect that facilitates pleural empyema drainage through a chest tube. The aim of this study was to assess the risk of pneumothorax, the need for pleural debridement surgery, the persistence of fever, and the number of days in hospital in a group of children with parapneumonic pleural empyema treated with(More)
The article describes a rare case of congenital A-V fistula between descending aorta and hemiazygos vein in a 9-year old girl. Differential diagnosis in these cases is difficult and only sonography and angiography can lead to a correct diagnosis. The recent literature of this subject is reviewed.
Myoblasts were obtained by culturing in vitro, single muscle fibers, isolated by enzymatic digestion from rat flexor digitorum brevis, and their phenotype was confirmed by myogenic differentiation factor, myogenic factor-5, myogenin and desmin. Cultured myoblasts were harvested and seeded on patches of homologous acellular matrix, obtained by(More)
BACKGROUND Our study aims at disclosing epidemiology and most relevant clinical features of esophageal atresia (EA) pointing to a model of multicentre collaboration. METHODS A detailed questionnaire was sent to all Italian Units of pediatric surgery in order to collect data of patients born with EA between January and December 2012. The results were(More)
We report the case of a 14-month-old child with Kasabach-Merritt Syndrome, due to a giant liver hemangioma. The therapeutic approach consisted of peripheral transcatheter embolisation of the right hepatic artery with Ivalon microspheres without the addition of thrombogenic material. This procedure brought to a sensible permanent reduction of the size of the(More)
PURPOSE We describe 3 cases of testicular cystic dysplasia that were diagnosed only by sonography to avoid an invasive approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS Three patients 5, 8 and 12 years old, respectively, had increased testicular volume and/or intermittent pain. Sonographic examination of the testis by high frequency (7.5 mHz.) probes showed the typical(More)
Satellite cells are responsible for postnatal skeletal muscle regeneration. It has been demonstrated that mouse satellite cells behave as multipotent stem cells. We studied the differentiation capacities of human satellite cells and evaluated the effect of the insulin sensitiser rosiglitazone, a well known peroxisome proliferative activated receptor gamma(More)
In pediatric kidney transplantation, the effect of inadequate nephron dosing on graft survival remains undetermined. The aim of this study was to assess the use of D/R BSA, as a reliable indicator of adequate nephron dosing, and eventually a tool to optimize pediatric graft allocation. Following Institutional Review Board approval, we reviewed deceased(More)