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Cavernous electromyography of the flaccid penis was done in 93 impotent patients that were evaluated with several types of electrodes. We found that the potentials are generated by the cavernous tissue and are not the reflections of distant electromyographic events. Using monopolar needle electrodes, accurate interpretation of the electromyographic tracings(More)
Scoliosis is a common complication in children with cerebral palsy (CP). In these patients, surgical correction carries a high risk of complications. CP is also associated with gastrointestinal dysmotility such as delayed gastric emptying and gastro-oesophageal reflux. We describe 5 patients with CP in whom symptoms of gastric dysmotility clearly(More)
PURPOSE Based on existing questionnaires and patient interview, a health-related quality of life (HRQoL) questionnaire in spina bifida (SB) children is created and validated, the Spina Bifida Pediatric Questionnaire (SBPQ). METHODS SB patients from the SB reference centre Ghent University Hospital, Belgium, with mental ability between 6 and 18 years old(More)
Anal canal duplication (ACD) is the least frequent digestive duplication. Symptoms are often absent but tend to increase with age. Recognition is, however, important as almost half of the patients with ACD have concomitant malformations. We present the clinical history of an eleven-year-old girl with ACD followed by a review of symptoms, diagnosis,(More)
Recurrent acute pancreatitis is a rare clinical entity in childhood with unknown incidence (Rosendahl et al., 2007) and often occurring in a familial context. Genetic factors such as PRSS1 mutations (cationic trypsinogen gene) can be found in some patients. However, many remain idiopathic. The natural history remains poorly documented and the most frequent(More)
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