Tahmina Banu

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PURPOSE The purpose of the study was to review a rare anomaly of anorectal malformations in girls, congenital anovestibular fistula (AVF) with normal anus, over a 12-year period. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 24 female patients of AVF with normal anus were treated in the Department of Pediatric Surgery, Chittagong Medical College and Hospital,(More)
OBJECTIVE To reduce the morbidity and suffering of patients with rectovestibular fistula (RVF) and to lessen the cost of the staged management protocol. METHODS A prospective study was carried out in the Department of Paediatric Surgery of Dhaka Shishu (Children) Hospital, Bangladesh, from January 2002 to February 2004. Twenty-three patients underwent(More)
H-type anorectal malformations (ARM) are extremely rare in males. Herein, we have described our experience of managing this variety. From September 1993 to February 2009, seven boys with H-type ARM were managed in the Department of Pediatric Surgery, Chittagong Medical College and Hospital, Chittagong, Bangladesh. Clinical features, operative procedures and(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to assess how the diagnosis and determination of gender identity of disorders of sex development (DSD) is different in a developing country from Western medicine, and whether a pediatric surgery department can determine the underlying diagnosis and use simple tools to determine the likely gender identity (GI). MATERIAL AND METHODS We(More)
Anorectal malformations are associated with other anomalies among which vaginal malformations are occasionally encountered and may go unnoticed by the primary physician. Between January 1998 and December 2003, 563 cases of anorectal malformations were managed in Pediatric Surgery Department, Chittagong Medical College & Hospital, Chittagong, Bangladesh.(More)
Bladder exstrophy epispadias complex (BEEC) is a severe congenital anomaly; however, the genetic and molecular mechanisms underlying the formation of BEEC remain unclear. TP63, a member of TP53 tumor suppressor gene family, is expressed in bladder urothelium and skin over the external genitalia during mammalian development. It plays a role in bladder(More)
There is unequal access to surgical health care in underdeveloped countries such as Bangladesh. Bangladesh has a large young population, with 70 % of the population living in rural areas. All of the pediatric surgical services of the country are situated in major cities. We therefore organized an outreach service with the aim of providing surgical services(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Construction of a stoma is a common procedure in pediatric surgical practice. For care of these stomas, commercially available devices such as ostomy bag, either disposable or of longer duration are usually used. These are expensive, particularly in countries like Bangladesh, and proper-sized ones are not always available. We have found(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study is to describe the experience of managing leech infestation in lower urinary tract from a tropical country. MATERIALS AND METHODS Medical records (January 2002 to December 2010) of children with history of leech infestation in the urinary system, admitted in the Department of Pediatric Surgery, Chittagong Medical(More)
The published surgical literatures have referred only to females as having cloacal defects and the incidence in males is not well established. As during embryogenesis, both sexes have to pass through the stage of a cloaca, there is every chance of development of cloacal anomalies in males also. Here, we are presenting our experience of male cloacal(More)