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BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Local or systemic application of testosterone is reported to stimulate penile growth. Intramuscular testosterone has been found to be effective in 50% of patients; however, variable results have been reported with topical testosterone. The current study is an attempt to compare the efficacy of intramuscular versus topical testosterone(More)
We present a rare case of bilateral renal cystic tumours in an 18-month-old female child, which proved to be cystic nephromas on imaging and histopathology. Although unilateral cystic nephromas are known in children; the occurrence of bilateral tumours is rare.
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)
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)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE It is well realized that Anderson-Hyne's pyeloplasty fails to improve the drainage pattern and renal functional parameters in a few cases of hydronephrosis because of pelviureteric junction (PUJ) obstruction. The purpose of this study is to delineate the lower extent of the abnormally innervated pelviureteric junction by S-100(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)
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)