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Between 1987 and 1992, 54 patients (32 male, 22 female) underwent 62 attempts at pneumatic reduction of intussusception. The mean age at presentation was 12.5 months (range 2.5 to 4 years 4 months). A retrospective review of all cases was performed to identify success rate and factors affecting it. Successful reduction was achieved in 46 cases (74%). One(More)
Ingestion of disc batteries by infants and small children is an increasing problem. Batteries that remain in the stomach can corrode and damage mucosa and/or produce poisoning. Between 1989 and 1992, 37 children who had swallowed a total of 46 disc batteries presented to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, and were referred for battery removal(More)
Systemic capillary leak syndrome, or the Clarkson syndrome, is an extremely rare condition in which increased capillary permeability results in a massive shift of fluid into the extravascular space. This is followed rapidly by hypotensive shock, haemoconcentration, and, potentially, substantial oedema of the limbs resulting in an acute compartment syndrome.(More)
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