Pierluigi L Seymandi

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the incidence of urinary tract infection (UTI) and genitourinary malformations in children presenting with acute epididymitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-five children between 2 months and 14 years of age presenting with acute epididymitis underwent urine culture, abdominal ultrasound, voiding cystourethrography and, in selected(More)
Pai syndrome is a rare form of frontonasal dysplasia, first described in 1987. It is a triad consisting of midline cleft of the upper lip, facial skin polyps and central nervous system lipomas. Only 14 cases have been reported in the literature. The authors describe the clinical features, diagnostic workup and treatment of two patients. A review of all(More)
Testicular tumours are very rare in paediatric age, accounting only for 1% of all paediatric tumours. Testicular tumours can originate either from germ cells (77.4%) or from stromal cells (7.1%) or from other cells. Leydig-cell tumours account for 1% of all testicular tumours and 39% of gonadal stromal tumours and in the prepubertal male are responsible for(More)
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) has been rarely described in CHARGE syndrome. We report a patient affected by CHARGE syndrome presenting with a right-sided Bochdalek-type diaphragmatic hernia, and collect the pertinent literature. Furthermore, we review the embryogenesis of the diaphragm and the pathogenesis of CDH to highlight if this malformation(More)
OBJECTIVE To correlate the urge syndrome due to bladder overactivity and the lazy bladder syndrome, demonstrating that, at least in some cases, the lazy bladder may be the final stage of the evolution of an overactive bladder when associated with overactivity of the pelvic floor during micturition. PATIENTS AND METHODS From January 1998 to December 1999,(More)
A case of simple intraparenchymal testicular cyst in a two and half months old child is reported. Dysplastic cysts of the testicle are exceedingly rare, in children only eight such cases have been described in the Literature, all, except one, treated by orchiectomy. In the herein reported case a conservative approach with cyst enucleation and sparing of the(More)
BACKGROUND rectal suction biopsy is a safe and painless procedure commonly performed in pediatric surgical practice for the diagnosis of intestinal dysganglionosis. METHODS we report a 3.5-year-old boy who experienced massive delayed bleeding after a rectal suction biopsy. Detailed information regarding clinical features, onset, management, and outcome(More)
Two consecutive children, motor vehicle accident victims, were treated between December 2006 and January 2007. They reported duodenal perforations due to lap-belt action. In the first case (a 9-year-old boy), symptoms became immediately evident after the trauma. Early computerized tomography (CT) scan demonstrated biliaryhemoperitonitis and free(More)