Vera Zupancic

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BACKGROUND Early pyeloplasty for the treatment of congenital ureteropelvic junction obstruction to maximize nephron salvage is justified only if potential hazards of operating on small infants are avoided. METHODS The records were analyzed of all infants who underwent pyeloplasty over a 5-year period. Open pyeloplasty was performed if collecting systems(More)
In the Department of Pediatric Surgery, Clinical Hospital Center Rebro in Zagreb, during the last 10 years a new method of invasive diagnostic and at the same time therapeutic procedure for the treatment of Wilms' tumor has been introduced. The treatment is preoperative Percutaneous Transcatheter Intraarterial Embolization (PTIE) of the renal artery. The(More)
AIM The aim of this study is to compare the Lich-Gregoir procedure and antireflux ureterocystoneostomy at the vertex of the bladder (AUVB) based on 20 years' clinical experience. METHODS Over a period of 20 years (1978 - 1998) 1280 children were operated on, 368 bilaterally, which resulted in 1648 antireflux ureterocystoneostomies being performed. Of the(More)
A 4.5-year-old female twins with tuberous sclerosis are presented. The main clinical manifestations were partial epileptic seizures with complex symptomatology. Repeated EEGs were normal in both twins, while CT scans revealed periventricular calcifications of the brain. The twins were assumed to be monozygotic, what was confirmed with laboratory findings:(More)
Diphallia is often associated with genitourinary anomalies including hypospadias, urinary tract duplications, renal anomalies, and exstrophy. The spectrum of morphologic defects is wide, ranging from small nonfunctional organs to complete and fully functional duplications, and previous reports suggest that no two cases are alike [5]. The most widely used(More)
The authors present the diagnostic examinations used in two boys 12 and 14 years of age exposed to lead in an unusual way. No specific treatment was required except the removal from the further exposition to lead. The information provided by this presentation may form a reminder to general practitioners on possible etiologic part of lead intoxication in(More)
A 7-year-old boy presented with distended abdomen without any other complaints. A plain abdominal radiograph demonstrated an extremely large soft tissue shadow that occupied right and part of the left hemiabdomen. Ultrasound revealed large hydronephrotic right kidney that occupied whole abdomial cavity without visualization of the left kidney. Dynamic(More)
Experimental allergic encephalomyelitis is an animal model for demyelinating autoimmune disease of central nervous system, whose clinical and pathological characteristics resemble those in human disease multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease followed by central nervous system demyelination, which is the result of an(More)
Anorectal anomalies are highly significant (the incidence of 1:3000 infants). The knowledge of the factors related to fecal continence encouraged the introduction of new surgical approaches in the second half of this century. With high supralevator anorectal anomalies the percentage of incontinence in children was earlier 50-80% although in all surgical(More)
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