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The recently established International Consortium on Anorectal Malformations aims to identify genetic and environmental risk factors in the etiology of syndromic and nonsyndromic anorectal malformations (ARM) by promoting collaboration through data sharing and combined research activities. The consortium attempts to recruit at least 1,000 ARM cases. DNA(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the study was to evaluate patient demographics, classification and location of the atresia, operative management, postoperative care, and outcome in 114 infants with jejunoileal atresia (JIA) over a period of more than 3 decades. METHODS This was a retrospective case series in a tertiary care teaching hospital. Records of all patients(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Adhesive small bowel obstruction (SBO) is a feared complication after correction of abdominal wall defects in neonates. Knowledge of its incidence and potential risk factors in a well-documented group with strict follow-up is needed to guide preventive measures. METHODS Records of 170 neonates with abdominal wall defects, 59(More)
BACKGROUND The role imaging studies play in the choice of treatment in traumatic pancreas damage remains unclear. This study was performed to gain insight into the role of radiological studies in children 16 years of age or younger admitted to our hospital with pancreatic damage due to a blunt abdominal trauma. METHOD Retrospectively, the radiological as(More)
To reduce the shortage of kidneys for transplantation, we started a non-heart-beating (NHB) donor programme, and compared the short-term and long-term outcomes of kidneys from NHB donors with those of a matched group of kidneys from heart-beating (HB) donors. 57 NHB kidneys were procured at the University Hospital in Maastricht and at three regional(More)
INTRODUCTION This study aims to evaluate diagnosis and treatment of tethered spinal cord (TSC) in anorectal malformation (ARM) patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective case study was performed on patients with an ARM born between 2004 and 2011 and treated at the Erasmus MC-Sophia Children's Hospital. RESULTS During the study period, 110 neonates(More)
INTRODUCTION Because many aspects of the management of esophageal atresia (EA) are still controversial, we evaluated the practice patterns of this condition across Europe. METHODS A survey was completed by 178 delegates (from 45 [27 European] countries; 88% senior respondents) at the EUPSA-BAPS 2012. RESULTS Approximately 66% of respondents work in(More)
Neonatal umbilical anomalies usually represent remains of the vitelline duct or the allantois. We describe a case of an umbilical appendix in a neonate. The vermiform appendix was found to be positioned in the umbilical cord. In a brief literature review we found eight other reports concerning umbilical appendices. In this article we describe a possible(More)
Adequate working space is a prerequisite for safe and efficient minimal access surgery. No objective data exist in literature about the effect of mechanical bowel preparation (MBP) on working space in laparoscopic surgery. We objectively measured this effect with computed tomography in a porcine laparoscopy model. Using standardized anesthesia, twelve 20-kg(More)