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The clinical implications of non-idiopathic intussusception
A pathological lesion can be identified at the leadpoint of intussusception in about 6% of episodes, although it has a variety of causes; it typically follows retroperitoneal dissection. Expand
Sonic hedgehog, BMP4, and Hox genes in the development of anorectal malformations in Ethylenethiourea-exposed fetal rats.
Evidence is provided that shh plays a pivotal role in the hindgut morphogenesis, and its misexpression affect the expression of targets, BMP4 and Hox genes, in Ethylenethiourea-exposed embryos. Expand
Intra‐abdominal manifestations of Henoch‐Schönlein Purpura
Earlier diagnosis and prompt treatment of intra‐abdominal complications has reduced the mortality from 40% to almost zero and Ultrasonography complements serial clinical assessment, clarifies the nature of the gastrointestinal involvement and reduces the likelihood of unnecessary surgery. Expand
Clarification of the processes that lead to anorectal malformations in the ETU-induced rat model of imperforate anus.
ARMs induced by ETU in rat embryos seem to be caused by the cumulative effect of aberrations in the development of several components of the hindgut and cloaca, which may result in a spectrum of ARMs. Expand
Diagnosis and treatment of foregut duplications.
In its broadest sense, the term, foregut duplication encompasses the full spectrum of developmental aberrations of the embryonic foregut (bronchopulmonary and alimentary tract). Evidence is emergingExpand
Adults who survived repair of congenital oesophageal atresia and tracheo-oesophageal fistula.
Though over half had difficulties in swallowing and symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux, the symptoms occurred only occasionally and were regarded as inconsequential by most, which is encouraging for young patients with oesophageals atresia and their families. Expand
How to avoid complications during percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy.
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) has advantages over open gastrostomy, and is an accepted technique for children. However, a number of technical problems may be encountered during insertion.Expand
The response of phimosis to local steroid application
Local application of steroid ointment to the foreskin results in resolution of phimosis in the majority of cases, but if the foreskin has a circumferential white scar, it is slightly less likely to respond. Expand
A simple technique of laparoscopic full-thickness anterior abdominal wall repair of retrosternal (Morgagni) hernias.
Laroscopic closure of the defect by suturing the posterior rim of the hernia to the full thickness of the anterior abdominal wall would appear to provide a safe and effective means of repairing this type of hernia. Expand
Pulmonary sequestration and related congenital disorders. A clinico-radiological review of 41 cases.
The role of angiography in demonstrating an anomalous systemic arterial supply to the lung in suspected bronchial and pulmonary arterial sequestration is described in relation to alternative imaging techniques available. Expand