Salam Yazbeck

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AIM To review the authors' experience with eosinophilic esophagitis. METHODS Between 1993 and 2001, the authors identified 12 patients with eosinophilic esophagitis defined on histologic criteria (> or = 20 eosinophils per high-power field in the distal esophageal epithelium). The authors reviewed medical records for details of clinical presentation;(More)
Nine children (6 boys, 3 girls) were diagnosed with a primary endobronchial or pulmonary parenchymal neoplasm. The average age at diagnosis was 9 years. Presenting complaints included cough (7), fever (5), pulmonary infection (3), respiratory distress (3), weight loss (2), pain (2), and hemoptysis (1). Pulmonary x-rays showed persistent atelectasis,(More)
Between January 1, 1971 and December 31, 1985, 59 cases of gastroschisis were treated at Hôpital Sainte-Justine in Montreal. In the period before 1978, 6 of 19 patients (31.6%) were closed primarily at the time of surgery and 13 of 19 patients (68.4%) had silon pouch closure. After 1978, 33 of 40 patients (82.5%) had primary closure and 7 of 40 (17.5%) had(More)
PURPOSE The goal of this study was to identify the proportion of sequestrations that were atypical or associated with other entities, such as congenital cystic adenomatoid malformations, communicating bronchopulmonary foregut malformations, bronchogenic cyst, and scimitar syndrome. METHODS All charts of patients with pulmonary sequestration admitted at 2(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to report the experience and efficacy of Ethibloc sclerotherapy as treatment of lymphangiomas. METHODS Between 1992 and 2004, 63 patients had Ethibloc sclerotherapy for lymphangiomas at our institution. Computed tomographic scan or magnetic resonance imaging and clinical evaluation determined efficacy of the treatment.(More)
Although survival rates for infants undergoing surgical treatment for congenital intrinsic duodenal obstruction are high, long-term follow-up suggests a high complication rate related to surgical therapy. We reviewed 33 neonates who underwent surgery for congenital intrinsic duodenal obstruction during the past 10 years. There were 20 girls and 13 boys; the(More)
The accuracy of Doppler sonography in the evaluation of testicular torsion was tested in 65 boys (aged 0-18 years) with acute scrotal pain or swelling. All patients underwent pulsed Doppler sonography of both testes, followed by scintigraphy (n = 16) and/or surgery (n = 34) and a close clinical follow-up for 4-8 months (n = 31). Color Doppler sonography was(More)
Forty-seven children with recurrent urinary tract infection were noted to have large fecal reservoirs by rectal examination and rectal manometry. Constipation was accompanied in the majority by enuresis and/or encopresis. Urodynamic studies indicated uninhibited bladder contractions. Aggressive treatment of the constipation resulted in cessation of(More)
PURPOSE To determine the efficacy of percutaneous sclerotherapy with an alcoholic solution of zein in lymphangiomas in pediatric patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fourteen patients with macrocystic and mixed lymphangiomas were treated with use of Ethibloc as a sclerosing agent. The procedure was performed with ultrasonographic and/or fluoroscopic guidance.(More)
Between 1961 and 1982 sixteen patients with tracheo-oesophageal fistulae without oesophageal atresia (H type fistula) were treated at Hôpital Ste-Justine and Centre Hospitalier de l'Université Laval. Nine patients were male and seven female, with a mean birth weight of 2.8 kg. Five were premature. All presented at first feeding with coughing, choking and(More)