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OBJECTIVES To investigate, in a prospectively randomized trial, whether preoperative gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) therapy improves the fertility index in primary cryptorchidism. Cryptorchidism is a common condition with a high risk of infertility. Treatment with GnRH appears to improve fertility later in life by inducing germ cell maturation. … (More)
Ovarian transposition was the first procedure proposed for children with cancer to preserve ovarian function from damage caused by abdominal and pelvic radiotherapy. In this paper, we describe the first pediatric case of single-port laparoscopic ovarian transposition.
Pilomatrixomas are uncommon in children and are frequently misdiagnosed preoperatively. We report a two-year-old female patient with an unusual localization in the earlobe. The lesion was treated by simple enucleation and in two years of follow-up there has been no evidence of recurrence. The case is being reported in view of its rarity and unusual location.
PURPOSE To evaluate whether C-reactive protein (CRP) level and ultrasound (US) results on admission could aid the diagnostic accuracy of Alvarado score. METHODS A prospective study was performed on children <14 years admitted for suspected acute appendicitis. Patients were categorized into three groups based on the Alvarado score: group I: score 7-10,… (More)
HYPOTHESIS Peritoneal lavage with rifamycin reduces the number of intraperitoneal bacteria and adhesions and improves the outcome of intra-abdominal infection (IAI). MATERIAL AND METHODS Experimental IAI was induced in Wistar rats. After 24 h, the animals underwent relaparotomy. A peritoneal fluid sample was obtained and lavage of the abdominal cavity was… (More)
PURPOSE To investigate retrospectively the clinical and epidemiological characteristics, and method of treatment of childhood urolithiasis, a major urological problem in Tunisia. MATERIALS AND METHODS The records of 525 children with urolithiasis treated in Tunisia between 1990 and 2004 were reviewed in a multi-centric study with regard to age at… (More)
A 3-month-old girl presented to the Department of Pediatric Surgery because of a strangled inguinal hernia. The exploration using an inguinal approach showed a blue-reddish, moderately firm, circumscribed subcutaneous mass. Pathologic examination of the resected tissue confirmed the diagnosis of capillary hemangioma. To the authors' knowledge, this is the… (More)
Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is an inherited blistering disorder characterized by the fragility of the skin and mucous membranes. Extracutaneous manifestations can be associated. We report a unique concomitant occurrence of EB and hypertrophic pyloric stenosis in a newborn.