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AIMS To study the presentation of meatal stenosis as a complication of circumcision done in boys of neonatal or nappy age. METHODS A total of 50 patients were studied. These patients had meatotomy performed to treat meatal stenosis. All the patients had circumcision during the neonatal period or in the nappy age. Meatal stenosis was defined as change in(More)
PURPOSE Report of MMIHS in siblings with emphasis on diagnostic aspects in antenatal scanning and genetics. METHOD Two case reports and review of the literature RESULTS The firstborn child of this family was a female infant with a postnatal diagnosis of MMIHS. In the consecutive pregnancy frequent antenatal scans were performed, which showed normal(More)
Oesophageal atresia and tracheo-oesophageal fistula patients are known to have associated anomalies. Malrotation is a dangerous diagnosis to miss. The association of oesophageal atresia and tracheo-oesophageal fistula with malrotation is known but not quantified and certainly not emphasised enough in the literature. We retrospectively studied our population(More)
The ultrasonographic (US) appearance of a syringocoele of the bulbourethral (Cowper) duct, with correlative urethrocystoscopic images, is demonstrated. An infant boy, 5 weeks of age, who presented with E. coli infection of the urinary tract also had bilateral hydroureteronephrosis, small bilateral simple ureterocoeles, and posterior urethral valve leaflets.
AIM To determine what should be done with incidentally discovered urachal remnants. MATERIALS AND METHODS A 10-year retrospective study revealed 24 patients with urachal remnants. The histology of the urachal remnants was reviewed. A review of the data on urachal carcinoma in adults diagnosed and treated during the same period in an adjacent adult(More)
INTRODUCTION Postoperative antibiotics complement surgery in managing childhood-complicated appendicitis. However, there is limited evidence to guide clinicians on appropriate duration of therapy. A comparison cohort study was performed to determine whether tailoring duration of inpatient intravenous (IV) antibiotic therapy to patient response, assessed(More)
Starship Children's Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand, serves a population of 1.2 million people and is a tertiary institution for pediatric trauma. This study is designed to review all cases of abdominal injury (blunt and penetrating) that resulted in injury of a hollow abdominal viscus including the stomach, duodenum, small intestine, large intestine and(More)
The authors report a case of isolated imperforate anus with perineal fistula in monozygotic twins. Only 4 other well-documented cases of monozygotic twins concordant for isolated anorectal malformation have been reported in the literature. In all these cases the defect occurred below the levator ani muscle. This case confirms previous reports on the(More)
AIM To accurately audit the age at orchiopexy at our institution and then to analyse the referral pattern specially related to the age of the patient. METHODS A retrospective review of hospital records was performed. Data were obtained from the hospital database based on the procedure code of orchiopexy. Mean and median values were calculated for age at(More)
AIMS Carcinoid tumours (CT) of the appendix are rare in children. The study aims to review paediatric CT of the appendix in Auckland and conduct a literature review. METHOD Retrospective review of all CT of the appendix at the Auckland paediatric hospital from 1965 until 2008. Patients were identified from the Auckland Laboratory Pathology Department(More)