Simmi K. Ratan

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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)
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)
We report the case of a large benign cystic teratoma of the mesosigmoid in a 2-year-old child. To the best of our knowledge, this type of lesion has never been described in the English literature, although there are a few reports of teratomas arising from the greater and lesser omentum. There was diagnostic confusion due to the rarity of a teratoma arising(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)
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)
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)
A giant chylolymphatic cyst from the jejunal mesentery in a 4-year-old boy is herein described. The child presented with an acute intestinal obstruction and the etiology of the obstruction was only discovered at surgery, even though preoperative abdominal sonography had hinted at the presence of a mesenteric lesion. An excision of the cyst, along with part(More)
The aim of this study is to evaluate the folate, vitamin B12, fluoride and homocysteine levels in newborns with neural tube defect (NTD) and their parents. The study included 35 neonates with NTD and their parents, 31 neonates with congenital anomalies other than NTD formed control 1, 24 neonates with no anomalies, with the highest birth order and normal(More)
Two infants, aged 3 months and 4 months, with acquired ileal atresia in the distal ileum are described. Both of them presented with features of intestinal obstruction following a diarrhoeal episode. In both patients the time interval between the onset of symptoms and detection of atresia at surgery was very short, i.e. 2 weeks. In our opinion, strangulation(More)