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During the 12-year period between June 1987 and June 1999, 141 children underwent curative treatment for subglottic laryngeal stenosis at La Timone Children’s Hospital in Marseille, France. Ninety-six children (68%) were under the age of 5 years; 106 (75%) presented with acquired stenosis and 93 had narrowing involving over 70% of the subglottic lumen.(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify the clinical and anatomical presentations and to discuss the guidelines for surgical management of anomalies of the first branchial cleft. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Three tertiary care centers. PATIENTS Thirty-nine patients with first branchial cleft anomalies operated on between 1980 and 1996. INTERVENTION All(More)
OBJECTIVE To better define the clinical manifestations, radiologic imaging and the surgical management of cervical thymic lesions in children. STUDY DESIGN Multi-center retrospective case review. METHODS The charts of all children with pathologically confirmed thymic lesions at six children's hospitals (1990-2002) were reviewed for demographics,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess cidofovir plasma concentration after intralesional airway administration for recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Tertiary care teaching hospital. PATIENTS AND METHOD The study comprised 21 patients (10 children and 11 adults). Plasma samples were collected at 10 and 45 minutes (T10, T45) or at 10(More)
The authors report a series of eight cases of isolated tracheoesophageal fistula without esophageal atresia (or an H type fistula), treated in three pediatric ENT departments. This is a rare malformation whose diagnosis requires investigation for associated anomalies. The clinical signs are mainly respiratory but also digestive and the symptomatology can be(More)
Nasal and sinus polyposis in the pediatric population is uncommon and its etiology is unclear. In this 11-year retrospective study, the authors describe the etiologic features and evaluate the effectiveness of endoscopic sinus surgery in 46 children. Patients were divided into three groups according to whether nasal and sinus polyposis was isolated (n =(More)
A retrospective study in the ENT departments of the Timone Children's Hospital in Marseille and the Armand Trousseau Hospital in Paris and a review of the literature was performed in order to update knowledge about fourth branchial pouch anomalies. Over the 12-year period studied, a total of six children were treated: three boys and three girls. The lesions(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the need for a tracheotomy and its timing during the evolution of an association of malformations, including coloboma, heart defects, choanal atresia, developmental and growth retardation, genitourinary malformation, and ear anomalies (CHARGE association). DESIGN Retrospective study from January 1988 through December 1997. SETTING(More)
OBJECTIVE Preliminary assessment of the efficacy of propranolol on subglottic hemangioma in children on a nation-wide scale. METHODS Multicentric, retrospective study of clinical files of 14 children; pre- and post-treatment endoscopies. RESULTS Mean age at diagnosis was 2.3 (0.7-4) months. Mean percentage of airway obstruction was 68% (15-90) before(More)