Simmi K. Ratan

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The purpose of this study was to determine predictors of posttraumatic convulsions in children. Study subjects included children under 12 years of age, who were admitted to the Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi, during the year 1997 (January to December) after suffering head trauma. The occurrence of first convulsion after head injury was taken as the outcome(More)
OBJECTIVE To find the prevalence of associated anomalies in children with anorectal malformation (ARM). METHODS One hundred and forty patients (80 males and 60 females) with expand were studied to detect associated anomalies and to find their prevalence. High and low type of ARM was seen in 52.14% and 47.86% of patients respectively. Associated anomalies(More)
Recent literature stresses various factors that influence outcome in neonates with esophageal atresia (EA), including associated congenital anomalies, ventilator dependency, and gap length. Although the existing modalities can fairly accurately assess the first two factors, a comparable modality for assessing the interpouch gap in a natural unstretched(More)
AIM To compare tunica vaginalis with dartos flap as soft tissue cover in primary hypospadias repair. MATERIALS AND METHODS 25 cases (age range: 12-132 months; all fresh cases) of primary hypospadias were prospectively repaired by tubularized incised plate (TIP)/TIP + graft urethroplasty using tunica vaginalis flap (TVF) as soft tissue cover to(More)
Gastric volvulus is a rare abdominal emergency in children and occurs secondary to associated predisposing congenital defects. The less frequent idiopathic variety of gastric volvulus is mostly chronic in its clinical course. Acute idiopathic mesenteroaxial gastric volvulus is a rare subtype and two out of the four reported cases of this entity among(More)
We report herein the case of an 11-year-old girl found to have an epithelioid hemangioendothelioma of the greater omentum. The child presented with a 4-month history of vague lower abdominal pain and gradually increasing generalized distension. Her symptoms and signs could not be ascribed to any specific organ system. Ultrasonography and computerized axial(More)
A rare example of rachipagus conjoint parasitic twinning in a newborn girl is described. A lipomatous mass with an attached hind limb (with fused feet) and a rudimentary vertebral arch were found adherent to the dorsal vertebral arches of the autosite in the thoracolumbar region. There was a clear cleavage plane between the autosite and the parasite.(More)
The impact of head trauma leads to generation of forces that cause both the intracranial injuries and loss of consciousness. Glasgow Coma Score (GCS) and cranial CT scan are widely used to gauge the severity of head injury. Milder cranial impacts insufficient to cause intracranial injuries generally cause no or minimal loss of consciousness. Nevertheless,(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The aim of this study was to compare the incidences of various associated anomalies among subjects with high and low anorectal malformation (ARM), study the coexistence of these anomalies, and compare their frequency with those quoted in the existing literature. METHODS Ten years of data (from January 1993 through December 2002) on the(More)