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BACKGROUND Schwannomas of the larynx are rare lesions in the pediatric age group. METHODS In this article, we report on the neuroimaging features of a schwannoma arising from the left aryepiglottic fold in an 8-year-old boy with a 6-month history of inspiratory dyspnea. RESULTS Neuroimaging showed a well-defined, avoid mass originating from the left(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital and acquired airway anomalies represent a relatively common albeit challenging problem in a national tertiary care hospital. In the past, most of these patients were sent to foreign Centres because of the lack of local experience in reconstructive surgery of the paediatric airway. In 2009, a dedicated team was established at our(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the diagnostic effectiveness of Automated Auditory Brainstem Responses (MB11 technique) with that of standard Auditory Brainstem Responses (ABR) in a sample of newborns evaluated after the second month of life. METHODS From October 2002 to February 2005, audiologic evaluations were performed in full-term newborns who presented altered(More)
Adenoidectomy is one of the most frequent operations in children. In order to reduce hospital stay costs, today, this procedure is performed as day surgery. Even though adenoidectomy is not considered risky, some minor complications may occur, the most important being bleeding (0.5-8% incidence). The surgical technique used can influence considerably(More)
ZAP-70 is a protein tyrosine kinase initially found in T and NK cells. Recently, this important signaling element was detected in leukemic B cells from a subgroup of patients with B cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL). In this study, ZAP-70 was detected in normal B cells from human tonsils, but not from peripheral blood. The cDNA sequence of B cell(More)
This retrospective study reviews our experience in the management of acute otomastoiditis over 10 years. During the study period we identified 40 cases in children aged 3 months-15 years with a peak incidence in the second year of life. Sixty per cent of them had a history of acute otitis media (AOM). All the children were already receiving oral antibiotic(More)
The population pharmacokinetics of teicoplanin in plasma and tonsillar tissue in children was determined following intramuscular administration. Thirty seven patients in all received either a single 5 mg/kg dose; 2 doses of 5 mg/kg, 12 h apart; 3 doses of 5 mg/kg, 12 h apart; or, a single 10 mg/kg dose. Limited data, comprising a maximum of 2 blood samples(More)
This study describes a CD5+ B cell that differs from the majority of the CD5+ B cells from human tonsils. This cell, isolated from in vivo activated B cells, expressed activation markers and featured a CD23-, IgMhigh, IgDlow surface phenotype, responded to T cell-independent type-2 antigens in vitro, and was detected in the subepithelial (SE) areas, the(More)