R. I. Macpherson

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Gastrointestinal tract duplications are uncommon congenital abnormalities. By definition, they are located in or adjacent to the wall of part of the gastrointestinal tract, have smooth muscle in their walls, and are lined by alimentary tract mucosa. The lining mucosa is not necessarily that of the adjacent segment of the gastrointestinal tract. The only(More)
The clinical, radiologic, and pathologic features of four children with uncommon variations of congenital bronchopulmonary foregut malformations are presented. In each case, the malformation included a persistent communication between lung tissue and the gastrointestinal tract. One case, in which an esophageal bronchus was associated with esophageal atresia(More)
We report 17 cases of the campomelic syndrome (CS) and a follow-up of one of the original patients of Maroteaux et al who is now 17 years old. Our review is based on 97 patients, including our own. An infant with the CS presents at birth with spectacularly short and bowed femora and tibiae. The initial chest radiograph confirms the diagnosis by(More)
Iniencephaly is a rare craniocervical deformity character ized by marked, fixed retroflexion of the head and a short, immobile neck [1-3]. While clinically similar to severe cases of the more common Klippel-Fei l anomaly (KFA) [1,4],it differs pathological ly by the presence of an enlarged, more vert ical ly-oriented foramen magnum which communicates(More)
Idiopathic multicentric osteolysis is a rare skeletal disorder, usually presenting in early childhood with a clinical picture mimicking juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Progressive destruction of the carpal and tarsal bones usually occurs and other bones may also be involved. Chronic renal failure is a frequent component of this syndrome. Mental retardation(More)
Sir, A 6-month-old girl with multiple congenital anomalies was referred to our hospital with sepsis and recurrent abdominal distention. Serial daily abdomen films showed the liver alternating its position in the abdomen, first in the right upper quadrant (Fig. 1 a), then in the left (Fig. 1 b). Right and left lateral decubitus films confirmed that the liver(More)
"Acquired" congenital diaphragmatic hernia (ACDH), has been defined as delayed or late appearance of a congenital diaphragmatic hernia after a documented time periol of postnatal life with no evidence of herniation. Three new cases are presented. This diagnosis has been characterized on the basis of a review of these cases and 14 additional patients from(More)
To investigate the clinical impact of performing prostate artery embolization (PAE) on patients with adenomatous-dominant benign prostatic hyperplasia (AdBPH). Twelve patients from the ongoing proSTatic aRtery EmbolizAtion for the treatMent of benign prostatic hyperplasia (STREAM) trial were identified as having AdBPH; defined as two or more adenomas within(More)