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Pediatric Surgery International

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070651/inferior-vena-cava-involvement-in-children-with-wilms-tumor
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Abeer Al Diab, Nader Hirmas, Abdellatif Almousa, Ramiz Abu-Hijlih, Fatinah Aljlouni, Iyad Sultan, Khalil Ghandour
OBJECTIVES: Retrospective review of children with WT thrombus involving the IVC. METHODS: We reviewed the charts of 123 patients with WT diagnosed between January 2006 and December 2015. Patients with caval tumor thrombus were identified, demographic data, radiological images, extent of thrombus, chemo- and radiotherapy, surgical approach, pathology reports and outcomes were analyzed. RESULTS: IVC involvement was identified in 11 patients (9%)...
January 9, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064362/thoracoscopic-surgery-for-esophageal-atresia
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REVIEW
George W Holcomb
This review centers on the thoracoscopic management of esophageal atresia (EA) and distal tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF). The first thoracoscopic repair of EA was performed by Rothenberg and Lobe in Berlin in 1999 just prior to an IPEG meeting. Since that time, the largest report describing the use of thoracoscopy for EA/TEF repair came in 2005 with a multi-national, multi-institutional retrospective review from six institutions around the world. The outcomes reported were quite good and very comparable to large series of open operations that had been previously reported...
January 7, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062891/surgical-techniques-for-esophageal-replacement-in-children
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REVIEW
Shilpa Sharma, Devendra K Gupta
PURPOSE: Surgical techniques for esophageal replacement (ER) in children include colon interposition, gastric tube, gastric transposition, and jejunal interposition. This review evaluates the merits and demerits of each. METHOD: Surgical techniques, complications, and outcome of ER are reviewed over last seven decades. RESULTS: Colon interposition is the time-tested procedure with minimal and less serious complications. Long-term complications include reflux, halitosis, colonic segment dilatation, and anastomotic stricture, sometimes requiring surgical interventions especially for dilatation and reflux...
January 6, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058487/fetal-surgery-a-critical-review
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REVIEW
H Kitagawa, K C Pringle
Therapeutic fetal surgical procedures are predicated upon the ability to make an accurate fetal diagnosis. The earliest open fetal surgical procedures were introduced in the 1960s to treat Rh isoimmunisation. They were introduced when it became possible to predict impending fetal demise. Open procedures were abandoned when percutaneous approaches proved superior. The introduction of fetal ultrasound allowed the diagnosis of other congenital anomalies, some being amenable to fetal interventions. Open fetal surgical procedures were initially utilised, with significant maternal morbidity...
January 5, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058486/current-status-of-hirschsprung-s-disease-based-on-a-nationwide-survey-of-japan
#5
Tomoaki Taguchi, Satoshi Obata, Satoshi Ieiri
PURPOSE: The diagnosis and surgical treatments of Hirschsprung's disease (HD) have undergone various changes in the last few decades because of establishment of laparoscopic procedures. A retrospective nationwide survey for 4 decades was performed to study the changing profile of HD in Japan. METHODS: The patient data were collected in 4 phases: Group 1, between 1978 and 1982; Group 2, between 1988 and 1992; Group 3, between 1998 and 2002; and Group 4, between 2008 and 2012...
January 5, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058485/the-current-profile-of-persistent-cloaca-and-cloacal-exstrophy-in-japan-the-results-of-a-nationwide-survey-in-2014-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#6
Masayuki Kubota
PURPOSE: The current profile of persistent cloaca (PC) and cloacal exstrophy (CE) in Japan was first examined in 2014. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Information was obtained by sending a questionnaire to 244 university hospitals and children's hospitals. RESULTS: Responses from 113 institutions reported 466 PC cases and 229 CE cases. The incidences of PC and CE from 1980 to 2012 were 0.97 and 0.49 per 100,000 live births, respectively. In the previous 5 years, antenatal abnormalities were found in 57...
January 5, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054101/management-of-bilateral-wilms-tumours
#7
REVIEW
Alastair J W Millar, Sharon Cox, Alan Davidson
Wilms tumour is named after Max Wilms. It is an embryonal tumour derived from the metanephros. It is the commonest childhood renal tumour and the third commonest paediatric malignancy. Synchronous bilateral Wilms tumours (BWT) represent 4-7% of all Wilms tumours (WT) and present at a younger age than unilateral Wilms tumours. At least 10% of synchronous BWTs have unfavourable histology, and up to 22% are associated with genitourinary abnormalities, aniridia, WAGR syndrome, Denys-Drash Syndrome, hemihypertrophy, or one of the other overgrowth syndromes...
January 4, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044180/urachal-remnant-presenting-as-a-giant-cystic-umbilical-cord
#8
Bryce Haac, Alejandro Garcia, James Moore
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040831/pulmonary-lobectomy-techniques-in-infants-and-children
#9
Atsuyuki Yamataka, Hiroyuki Koga, Takanori Ochi, Kota Imashimizu, Kazuhiro Suzuki, Ryohei Kuwatsuru, Geoffrey Lane, Kinya Nishimura, Eiichi Inada, Kenji Suzuki
Thoracoscopic pulmonary lobectomy (TPL) techniques in infants and children are presented practically with concise descriptions and numerous illustrations. TPL is the treatment of choice for congenital pulmonary airway malformation and intralobar pulmonary sequestration, both now commonly diagnosed prenatally. Timing of surgery is somewhat controversial in asymptomatic cases with small isolated lesions. Incomplete fissures and history of chest infections are most problematic. Thorough understanding of anatomic relations preoperatively is vital for successful outcome and thin-slice computed tomography with 3D reconstruction of vessels is valuable...
December 31, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040830/redo-pullthrough-for-hirschsprung-disease
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REVIEW
Matthew W Ralls, Arnold G Coran, Daniel H Teitelbaum
Pullthrough procedures for Hirschsprung diseases typically have favorable results. However, some children experience long-term postoperative complications comprising stooling disorders, such as intermittent enterocolitis, severe stool retention, intestinal obstruction, as well as incontinence. Reoperative Hirschsprung Disease surgery is complex. This begins with the workup after the initial presentation following primary pullthrough, continues with the definitive surgical correction with redo pullthrough, and ends with long-term follow-up of individuals...
December 31, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039511/increased-morbidity-and-mortality-in-cardiac-patients-undergoing-fundoplication
#11
Heather L Short, Curtis Travers, Courtney McCracken, Mark L Wulkan, Matthew S Clifton, Mehul V Raval
BACKGROUND: Infants with congenital cardiac disease (CCD) often require gastrostomy tube placement (GT) and need antireflux procedures, such as fundoplications. Our purpose was to compare morbidity/mortality rates among infants with CCD undergoing GT, fundoplication, or both. METHODS: Using the NSQIP-Pediatric, we identified 4070 patients <1-year-old who underwent GT and/or fundoplication from 2012 to 2014. 2346 infants (58%) had CCD categorized as minor, major or severe...
December 30, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039510/surgical-strategies-in-short-bowel-syndrome
#12
REVIEW
Michael E Höllwarth
Extensive loss of small bowel in all age groups has significant morbidity and mortality consequences. Despite the astonishing ability of the small bowel to compensate for an extensive loss, long-term parenteral nutrition and enteral nutrition, tailored to the need of the patients in relation to the missing intestinal regions is needed. Organ-preserving surgical intervention becomes necessary in patients with a very short intestinal transit time and in an other group of patients with impaired propulsive peristalsis...
December 30, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032187/using-telemedicine-to-teach-paediatric-surgery-in-resource-limited-countries
#13
REVIEW
Alp Numanoglu
Halstedian method of surgical training has been the mainstay of surgical education for many decades. Onsite knowledge sources in surgery have traditionally been textbooks, which are often a number of years out of date or teaching rounds with a Professor or senior colleague that enables a small number of trainees to benefit from. Congresses have been a good way of learning new developments in the field, but they often require travelling and are very costly. We have identified web-based education as a means of linking experts with trainees, regardless of their geographic location and often without requiring any substantial capital...
December 28, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028561/management-of-paediatric-liver-trauma
#14
REVIEW
A B van As, Alastair J W Millar
Of all the intra-abdominal solid organs, the liver is the most vulnerable to blunt abdominal trauma. The majority of liver ruptures present in combination with other abdominal or extra-abdominal injuries. Over the last three decades, the management of blunt liver trauma has evolved from obligatory operative to non-operative management in over 90% of cases. Penetrating liver injuries more often require operative intervention and are managed according to adult protocols. The greatest clinical challenge remains the timely identification of the severely damaged liver with immediate and aggressive resuscitation and expedition to laparotomy...
December 27, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028560/pathophysiology-prevention-treatment-and-outcomes-of-intestinal-failure-associated-liver-disease
#15
REVIEW
Noora H Al-Shahwani, David L Sigalet
BACKGROUND: Intestinal failure-associated liver disease (IFALD) remains a serious problem in the treatment of infants with nutritional problems and short bowel syndrome. METHODS: A review of the recent literature from 2010 to 2016, concentrating on articles related to the pathophysiology of IFALD and to outcomes of novel nutritional and pharmacological therapies for neonatal cholestasis in the post-surgical neonate. RESULTS: The pathophysiology of IFALD relates to an increase sensitivity of the neonatal liver to cholestasis in the non-fed state; prolonged cholestasis almost inevitably results in liver damage which will progress from fibrosis to cirrhosis...
December 27, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025693/laparoscopic-versus-open-inguinal-hernia-repair-in-children-%C3%A2-3-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
Colin D Gause, Maria G Sacco Casamassima, Jingyan Yang, Grace Hsiung, Daniel Rhee, Jose H Salazar, Dominic Papandria, Howard I Pryor, Dylan Stewart, Jeffrey Lukish, Paul Colombani, Nicole M Chandler, Emilie Johnson, Fizan Abdullah
PURPOSE: Laparoscopy is being increasingly applied to pediatric inguinal hernia repair. In younger children, however, open repair remains preferred due to concerns related to anesthesia and technical challenges. We sought to assess outcomes after laparoscopic and open inguinal hernia repair in children less than or equal to 3 years. METHODS: A prospective, single-blind, parallel group randomized controlled trial was conducted at three clinical sites. Children ≤3 years of age with reducible unilateral or bilateral inguinal hernias were randomized to laparoscopic herniorrhaphy (LH) or open herniorrhaphy (OH)...
December 26, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013333/semaphorin-3a-expression-following-intestinal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-sox10-venus-mice
#17
Masahiro Takeda, Katsumi Miyahara, Manabu Okawada, Chihiro Akazawa, Geoffrey J Lane, Atsuyuki Yamataka
PURPOSE: Semaphorin 3A (Sema3A) is a protein secreted during development of the nervous system that plays an important role in neuronal pathophysiology. However, there is no known correlation between Sema3A and intestinal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. We assessed Sema3A expression and distribution in relation to enteric nervous system (ENS) damage seen after intestinal I/R injury in Sox10-Venus mice. METHODS: Intestinal I/R injury was induced by vascular occlusion for 3 h...
December 24, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999947/comparison-of-in-vivo-immune-responses-following-transplantation-of-vascularized-and-non-vascularized-human-dermo-epidermal-skin-substitutes
#18
Agnes S Klar, Thomas Biedermann, Claudia Simmen-Meuli, Ernst Reichmann, Martin Meuli
PURPOSE: Autologous bio-engineered dermo-epidermal skin substitutes (DESS) represent an alternative therapeutic option for a definitive treatment of skin defects in human patients. Largely, the interaction of host immune cells with transplanted DESS is considered to be essential for the granulation tissue formation, graft take, and its functionality. The aim of this study was to compare the spatiotemporal distribution and density of host-derived monocytes/macrophages and granulocytes in vascularized (vascDESS) versus non-vascularized DESS (non-vascDESS) in a rat model...
December 20, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990598/disorders-of-sex-development-dsd-not-only-babies-with-ambiguous-genitalia-a-practical-guide-for-surgeons
#19
Irene Kearsey, John M Hutson
INTRODUCTION AND METHODS: In this review, we describe the common clinical scenarios that may be present to a paediatric surgeon when a patient has a disorder of sex development (DSD). Our aim was to prepare surgeons so that they can respond with correct approaches to diagnose and manage the given situations. RESULTS: DSD present in three distinct clinical situations: in the neonate with some abnormality of the external genitalia; in the child undergoing surgical treatment for inguinal hernia or during open or laparoscopic orchidopexy or during hypospadias correction; and at or after puberty, which may be precocious or delayed or in an adolescent girl with masculinisation at puberty...
December 18, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990597/ultrasound-guided-core-needle-biopsy-in-the-diagnosis-of-neuroblastic-tumors-in-children-a-retrospective-study-on-83-cases
#20
Lihui Zhao, Jie Mu, Ping Du, Hailing Wang, Yiran Mao, Yong Xu, Xiaojie Xin, Fenglin Zang
AIM: Ultrasound-guided biopsy technique with the large-core needle has widely been applied in the diagnosis of adult abdominopelvic cavity, thyroid, and neck tumors. There are few reports on ultrasound-guided biopsy using large-core needle in pediatric abdominopelvic cavity tumors. This study was to evaluate the ultrasound features and the diagnostic value of ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy for pediatric neuroblastic tumors. METHODS: The pediatric patients with neuroblastic tumor that underwent ultrasound examination and ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy from January 2009 to November 2015 were reviewed...
December 18, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
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