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BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The objective of this study is to assess the feasibility of primary posterior sagittal anorectoplasty in vestibular fistula without a covering colostomy. METHODS Girls presenting from July 1997 to July 2005 with vestibular fistula were included prospectively in the study, in a nonrandomized manner, after excluding those with(More)
A high divided sigmoid colostomy has been recommended for staged management of high anorectal malformation. We audited our cases of neonatal colostomy for high anorectal malformation to assess its effectiveness. A retrospective study was carried out of all surgical newborns admitted with high imperforate anus as the single diagnosis at our centre between(More)
The effects of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke on pulmonary function were assessed in 21 subjects with asthma who claimed respiratory complaints (cough, shortness of breath, and chest tightness) on previous exposure to cigarette smoke. Exposure to mechanically produced tobacco smoke was performed in a static inhalation chamber for two-hour intervals(More)
AIM This study was carried out in order to determine whether children with extrahepatic portal hypertension show any improvement in growth parameters and quality of life after elective surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS All patients with extrahepatic portal hypertension who underwent surgery between April 1999 and March 2002 were studied prospectively. Height(More)
This paper presents a comparative prospective study of three modalities of surgical treatment for extrahepatic portal hypertension in children: central splenorenal shunt after splenectomy (CSS), side-to-side lienorenal shunt (SSLR) without splenectomy, and splenectomy and gastroesophageal devascularization (SGD). In an 18-month period, 27 procedures were(More)
AIM Report of 125 pediatric patients of empyema thoracis treated by open decortication, highlighting the presentation, delay in referral, operative findings, the response to surgical intervention and follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS All the children who underwent open decortication for stage III empyema thoracis during the study period were included.(More)
We report a case of unilateral multifocal mesenchymal hamartoma of the chest wall diagnosed on radiologic imaging, which was proven at surgery and histopathology. To the best of our knowledge, only 3 cases of unilateral multifocal mesenchymal hamartoma of the chest wall have been reported previously in literature in children.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of orally administered propranolol versus prednisolone versus both in the treatment of potentially disfiguring or functionally threatening infantile hemangiomas. MATERIAL AND METHODS A prospective study of 30 patients aged 1 week-8 months was randomized into three equal groups.(More)