Neonatal diaphragmatic abscesses are extremely rare and they usually develop by direct extension from a liver abscess. The first case of primary diaphragmatic abscess in a neonate is reported and the difficulties of diagnosing this rare entity are discussed.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the single scrotal-incision orchidopexy (SSIO) technique in patients with an undescended testis palpable in the inguinal canal or below the external inguinal ring. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between January 2011 and December 2013 we performed 100 SSIOs in 89 patients. The mean (range) follow-up was 9 (3-36) months. RESULTS In 88 testes… (More)
Cystic lymphangioma is a rare malformative benign tumor of the lymphatic vessels. It occurs most commonly in the neck. Rarely they are known to involve the axilla, groin, mediastinum, retroperitoneum, pelvis, mesentery, omentum and spleen . A 10 year old girl, without any particular pathological history, presented with complaints of swelling in the left… (More)
Neonatal bladder rupture is rare as a complication of bladder obstruction due to abnormal anatomy or iatrogenic causes. The present study describes the case of a 3-day-old infant with ascites due to bladder perforation secondary probably to manual decompression of the bladder. The infant underwent successful surgical repair of the perforation.
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.