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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)
Sleeping with the bed-head raised is commonly recommended as treatment for patients with troublesome oesophagitis, but its effect has not been objectively tested. Ranitidine therapy is useful in oesophagitis, but it does not often produce complete relief of symptoms. The effects of each of these treatments alone and in combination have been studied in 71(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)
Seckel syndrome is a rare, recessively inherited disorder of severe growth retardation and distinct craniofacial, orodental, and skeletal anomalies. Even though there are well-established minimum diagnostic criteria for this syndrome, controversy exists about its boundaries and criteria for exclusion. We studied 2 remarkably similar, unrelated children with(More)
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)
OBJECTIVE We performed this study to identify the role of radiology in the diagnosis, treatment, and complications of esophageal foreign bodies in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the charts and radiographs of 123 esophageal foreign bodies seen in 118 children at the Medical University of South Carolina from May 1980 through May(More)