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European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265530/discontinued-splenogonadal-fusion-and-bilateral-empty-scrotum-in-an-18-month-old-boy
#1
Ahmed Abokrecha, Ameera Almatrfi
Splenogonadal fusion is a rare benign congenital anomaly defined as the presence of splenic tissue adherent to gonads. It was first described in 1883 by Bostroem, a German pathologist. We present a case of an 18-month-old boy who was referred as a case of bilateral empty scrotum since birth. During routine laparoscopic exploration, right vas deferens and testicular vessels were entering the right internal inguinal ring so right inguinal exploration was done, which revealed blind ending vas deferens and testicular vessels and the left testis was found intra-abdominally near the left internal ring with a mass on its upper pole...
February 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924534/image-of-the-month-clinical-features-in-a-newborn-with-covered-cloacal-exstrophy
#2
Alejandra Vilanova-Sánchez, Christina B Ching, Alessandra C Gasior, Karen Diefenbach, Richard J Wood, Marc Levitt
Cloacal exstrophy is the most severe type of anorectal malformations that belongs to the bladder-exstrophy-epispadias complex of genitourinary malformations. Interestingly, its variant, the covered cloacal exstrophy, is often missed. The clinical findings of this variant may include an imperforate anus, low lying umbilicus, thick pubic bone, and pubic diastasis but with an intact abdominal wall. We present an interesting case of covered cloacal exstrophy with a side-by-side duplicated bladder and discuss important considerations for the time of colostomy creation in the newborn period...
January 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924533/thoracoscopic-tracheoesophageal-n-fistula-repair-using-a-5-8-mm-miniature-stapler-for-fistula-division
#3
Anne-Sophie Holler, Martin Schwind, Krystyna Poplawska, Oliver J Muensterer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868233/intestinal-perforation-during-the-stabilization-period-in-a-preterm-infant-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
#4
Zbyněk Straňák, Karel Pýcha, Simona Feyereislova, Jaroslav Feyereisl, Michal Rygl
Background  Delayed surgery after stabilization of infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is an accepted strategy. However, the evidence favoring delayed versus immediate surgical repair is limited. We present an extremely rare case of a very low-birth-weight infant with prenatally diagnosed left-sided CDH and unexpected transmural bowel perforations developing within the postnatal stabilization period. Case Report  A neonate born at 31st week of gestation with a birth weight of 1,470 g with antenatally diagnosed left-sided CDH presented with bowel dilation leading to transmural bowel perforations on the 2nd day of life...
January 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868232/penile-reconstruction-with-skin-grafts-and-dermal-matrices-indications-and-management
#5
Paloma Triana Junco, Mariela Dore, Vanesa Nuñez Cerezo, Javier Jimenez Gomez, Miriam Miguel Ferrero, Mercedes Díaz González, Pedro Lopez-Pereira, Juan Carlos Lopez-Gutierrez
Introduction  The penis eventually needs specific cutaneous coverage in the context of reconstructive procedures following trauma or congenital anomalies. Local flaps are the first choice but are not always available after multiple previous procedures. In these cases, skin graft and dermal matrices should be considered. Materials and Methods  This study was a retrospective review of the past 4 years of four patients with severe loss of penile shaft skin who underwent skin reconstruction. Dermal matrices and skin grafts were utilized...
January 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868231/laser-speckle-contrast-imaging-to-evaluate-bowel-lesions-in-neonates-with-nec
#6
Kristine Bach Korsholm Knudsen, Joergen Thorup, Rune Broni Strandby, Rikard Ambrus, Linea Landgrebe Ring, Inge Ifaoui
Background  Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is the most frequent surgical emergency in newborns. Intestinal ischemia is considered a factor that precedes the development of NEC lesions. Laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI) can be used to assess tissue microcirculation. We evaluated if LSCI may help to detect intestinal regions with reduced microcirculation in NEC. Case Report  A male patient (gestational age, 26 [3/7] weeks; birth weight, 600 g) showed clinical signs of NEC 28 days after birth. X-ray revealed pneumatosis intestinalis and portal gas...
January 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868230/sternal-fracture-in-children-diagnosis-by-ultrasonography
#7
Sergio B Sesia, Friederike Prüfer, Johannes Mayr
Because of its subcutaneous location, the sternum can be examined sonographically using a linear scanner. We report about two children who experienced blunt chest trauma. Anterior-posterior chest X-rays were normal. Ultrasonic imaging confirmed a fracture of the sternum with dorsal displacement of the distal fragment (by 0.97 cm) in the first child and a transverse fracture of the body of the sternum without displacement in the second child. In both children, pericardial effusion was excluded by sonography...
January 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868229/a-very-unlikely-finding-in-a-male-child-urethral-prolapse
#8
Çiğdem Ulukaya Durakbaşa, Gonca Gercel, Murat Huseyin Mutus, Burhan Aksu, Seyma Ozkanli
Urethral prolapse is a disease of prepubertal black girls and postmenopausal women with an unknown cause. It may be congenital in origin or an acquired condition. It has never been reported in males. We report a 10-year-old Caucasian boy who presented because of recurrent right undescended testis. He had been operated on for bilateral undescended testes 7 years ago in another hospital, and circumcision was done during the same operation. The boy complained of a weak urinary stream during voiding. The physical examination was consistent with recurrent right undescended testis...
January 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804698/a-novel-technique-of-posterolateral-suturing-in-thoracoscopic-diaphragmatic-hernia-repair
#9
Yoon Jung Boo, Stephan Rohleder, Oliver J Muensterer
Background  Closure of the posterolateral defect in some cases of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) can be difficult. Percutaneous transcostal suturing is often helpful to create a complete, watertight closure of the diaphragm. A challenge with the technique is passing the needle out the same tract that it entered so that no skin is caught when the knots are laid down into the subcutaneous tissue. This report describes a novel technique using a Tuohy needle to percutaneously suture the posterolateral defect during thoracoscopic repair of CDH...
January 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761800/pancreatic-kaposiform-hemangioendothelioma-not-responding-to-sirolimus
#10
Paloma Junco Triana, Mariela Dore, Vanesa Cerezo Nuñez, Javier Gomez Jimenez, Miriam Ferrero Miguel, Mercedes González Díaz, Joan Novo Ricardo, Ane Andres, Manuel Lopez Santamaria, Juan Carlos Lopez-Gutierrez
Background  Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma (KHE) is a vascular tumor frequently associated with Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon (KMP), characterized by severe thrombocytopenia and consumptive coagulopathy. Visceral involvement in KHE is rare. In our recent experience, sirolimus has shown to be an effective treatment in cutaneous KHE, becoming indeed the treatment of choice in KMP. We report a case of pancreatic KHE associated with KMP and refractory to sirolimus. Case Report  A 4-month-old infant is referred for obstructive jaundice (10 mg/dL conjugated bilirubin) secondary to vascular pancreatic tumor...
January 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761799/waugh-s-syndrome-report-of-two-children-with-intussusception
#11
Yousuf Aziz Khan, Sunil Kumar Yadav, Ashraf Elkholy
Waugh's syndrome (WS) is the rare association of intussusception and intestinal malrotation. We present two such cases in a 5-month-old infant and a 9-year-old girl. Both patients presented with intussusception and were diagnosed with malrotation during workup and surgical exploration. We conclude that the possibility of intestinal malrotation must be taken into consideration while managing children with intussusception.
January 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680790/anatomical-segmentectomy-with-a-hybrid-vats-approach-in-a-patient-with-intralobar-pulmonary-sequestration-after-severe-pneumonia-a-case-report
#12
Soichi Shibuya, Toru Nakamura, Eiji Miyazaki
Anatomical segmentectomy is an advantageous procedure because it spares healthy lung that has potential to show compensatory growth after lung resection and decreases the risk of air leak and residual resection, which becomes a problem in wedge resection. However, anatomical segmentectomy has not become a common procedure in pediatrics because it requires more complicated procedure than lobectomy or wedge resection, especially in patients with a history of pulmonary infection. In this case report, anatomical basal segmentectomy was safely performed with magnified vision by a hybrid video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) approach in a 6-year-old girl with intralobar pulmonary sequestration after severe pneumonia...
January 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361011/severe-dumping-syndrome-in-a-6-year-old-girl-with-congenital-microgastria-treated-by-hunt-lawrence-pouch
#13
Claudia Filisetti, Luciano Maestri, Milena Meroni, Federica Marinoni, Giovanna Riccipetitoni
Microgastria is a rare congenital condition often associated with other anomalies. In the present report we describe the case of a 6-year-old girl with isolated CM who presented with dumping syndrome successfully treated by a Hunt-Lawrence pouch.
January 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352500/delayed-closure-of-giant-omphaloceles-in-west-africa-report-of-five-cases
#14
Oumama El Ezzi, Raymond Bossou, Olivier Reinberg, Sabine Vasseur Maurer, Anthony de Buys Roessingh
Giant omphalocele (GO) management is controversial and not easy. Conservative management at birth and delayed surgical closure is usually mandatory. Postponed surgery may be challenging and carry the risk of intensive care treatment. We report on five children who were treated in our department for GO between 2000 and 2010. Initially, the patients were managed conservatively in West Africa. Delayed closure of the ventral hernia was performed in Switzerland after patient transfer through a nongovernmental organization...
January 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344917/fatal-complications-after-pediatric-surgical-interventions-lessons-learned
#15
Willemijn M Klein, Mayke E Van der Putten, Benno Kusters, Bas H Verhoeven
Placement of catheters, drains, shunts, and tubes in children can lead to serious or even fatal complications at the moment of placement, such as hemorrhage at insertion, or in the longterm, such as infections and migration into adjacent organs. The clinician should always be aware of these potential complications, especially if the child is unwell. For postmortem diagnostic evaluation, either with a computed tomography scan or an invasive autopsy, all tubes, drains, shunts, and/or catheters should be left in situ...
January 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344916/pentalogy-of-cantrell-is-echocardiography-sufficient-in-the-neonatal-period
#16
Elke Zani-Ruttenstock, Augusto Zani, Osami Honjo, Priscilla Chiu
Pentalogy of Cantrell is a rare syndrome that is characterized by varying degrees of midline wall defects and congenital cardiac anomalies. A left ventricular diverticulum (LVD) is defined as partial ectopia cordis, can be part of the pentalogy of Cantrell, and can put the patient at risk of severe complications. Early diagnosis and ligation/resection of the LVD is important to prevent complications. We report on a case of pentalogy of Cantrell, in which a LVD was diagnosed only at 2 months of age despite preceding pre- and postnatal echocardiography...
January 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035291/pediatric-necrotizing-fasciitis-restitutio-ad-integrum-after-early-diagnosis-and-aggressive-surgical-treatment
#17
Angela Lemaréchal, Sabine Zundel, Philipp Szavay
Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a severe, life-threatening infectious condition. Diagnosis is difficult due to unspecific symptoms yet crucial for favorable outcomes. We report a case of a 1 year old, previously healthy boy, where early suspicion of NF led to prompt aggressive therapy and consecutive restitutio ad integrum.
December 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018808/the-17th-annual-congress-of-the-european-pediatric-surgeons-association
#18
EDITORIAL
Tomas Wester
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018807/urethral-duplication-with-two-hypospadic-meati-an-unusual-variant
#19
Joseph Rutherford Davidson, Naomi Jane Wright, Massimo Garriboli
Duplication of the urethra is a rare congenital anomaly, with approximately 300 cases reported in the literature. We report a unique case of this condition in a male infant. This case differs from the classical Effman type II-A2 duplication because of the presence of two hypospadic urethral meati, as opposed to a ventral or dorsal accessory meatus with a normally positioned distal urethra. The patient underwent a single-stage repair consisting of a proximal urethra-urethral anastomosis and distal urethral tubularization at 21 months of age with excellent results in terms of both function and cosmesis...
December 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018806/management-of-familial-ovarian-teratoma-the-need-for-guidance
#20
Sarah Braungart, Majella McCullagh
Ovarian teratomas in prepubertal females are uncommon, but familial ones are exceedingly rare. We report an ovarian teratoma in an 8-year-old girl, her mother, and her maternal grandmother. The risk of a metachronous tumor and subsequent complications (such as torsion) in the contralateral ovary remain unclear. There is no clear guidance on follow-up management of patient and family members in the literature. We have reviewed the literature and discuss the challenges for the pediatric surgeon arising from such cases...
December 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
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