Learn More
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of latex sensitization in a group of patients with bladder exstrophy, and to determine the role of associated risk factors, e.g. atopy, and the number and duration of surgical and anaesthetic procedures. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study comprised 17 patients (15 children and two young adults) affected by bladder(More)
PURPOSE We report a 9-year experience with successful treatment of patients with vaginal atresia at a missionary hospital with decreased facilities in Bangladesh. MATERIALS AND METHODS From 1995 to 2002, 20 patients 10 to 29 years old (average age 18.4) with Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome underwent total vaginal replacement. Ten of the 20 females(More)
PURPOSE The nephropathy associated with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is one of the leading causes of chronic renal failure (CRF) in children. We describe the clinical course of the disease based on information available in the ItalKid Project database, and analyze the predictive value of baseline renal function, age at VUR diagnosis and urinary protein(More)
PURPOSE We report our experience with treating the Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome in a developing country. The operations were performed by a pediatric surgical team at a missionary hospital in Khulna, Bangladesh. MATERIALS AND METHODS From 1995 to 1998, 10 young women with the Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome underwent complete vaginal(More)
PURPOSE Surgical management of the high urogenital sinus remains challenging. The anterior sagittal transrectal approach provides optimal exposure, facilitates vaginal dissection and separation from the urethra, and allows reconstruction of the bladder neck musculature. In this study we report our initial experience with this technique. MATERIALS AND(More)
We performed routine neonatal ultrasound screening on 3,454 neonates in the first week of life to establish the real incidence of congenital uropathy. Pronounced anomalies were found in 36 cases (1.04%) and mild renal pelvis dilatation in 159 (4.60%). In the population study prenatal ultrasonography showed evidence of severe anomalies in only 7 fetuses(More)
PURPOSE Female gender has been assigned to 46,XY newborns affected by aphallia, possibly resulting in subsequent gender dysphoria. Prenatal and postnatal effects of the androgens on the brain and sexual orientation cannot be modified later. Therefore, patients affected by aphallia should be raised as males. Because definitive forearm flap phalloplasty is(More)
In the female adrenogenital syndrome, the treatment of the urogenital sinus with high implanted vagina still presents a surgical challenge. The conventional technique (perineal vaginal pull-through) has been plagued by a high incidence of vaginal stenosis. A posterior sagittal transanorectal approach was proposed as an alternative to obtain an excellent(More)