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European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports

Maren Friederike Balks, Jan-Hendrik Gosemann, Ina Sorge, Martin Lacher, Franz Wolfgang Hirsch
We report the case of a 3-year-old boy who presented with an upper respiratory tract infection and severe dyspnea. A chest X-ray revealed a left-sided tension pneumothorax with mediastinal shift and suspected enterothorax. After thoracic computed tomography (CT) scan, a chest tube was inserted, which drained fluid which had the same consistency and color as the one derived from the nasogastric (NG) tube. The boy underwent diagnostic laparoscopy for suspected bowel perforation, which confirmed a left-sided Bochdalek hernia with herniation of the viscera into the chest...
January 2018: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
Illya Martynov, Martin Lacher
Introduction  Single-incision pediatric endosurgery (SIPES) for the treatment of acute appendicitis in children has recently gained popularity due to its advantages including minimization of postoperative scars or less incisional pain. The principal disadvantages of SIPES include the limited degrees of freedom of movement and high health care costs. To overcome these issues, some surgeons have reported to use noncommercial ports for SIPES appendectomy. Case Report  In this report, we present a case of a 10-year-old female patient with acute appendicitis undergoing SIPES appendectomy using own homemade glove port and straight rigid instruments...
January 2018: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
Hanan Said, Salahuddin S Syed, Ali Zeinelabdeen, Mohamed Negm Fayez
In a girl born with cloaca, both hemivaginae and rectum were located above the bladder neck, and both ureters were connected to the hemivaginae. After diverting colostomy and cystovaginoscopy on the second day of life, the repair of cloaca was performed at 10 months of age by posterior sagittal anorecto vaginoplasty (PSARVP), including laparotomy and bilateral ureteric reimplantation. Eight months after the surgery, she developed a vesicovaginal fistula, which was repaired and closed by open surgery through the bladder...
January 2018: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
Javier Serradilla, Alba Bueno, Carlos De La Torre, Eduardo Alonso Gamarra, Martha Muñoz Romo, Francisco de Borja Nava Hurtado de Saracho, María Álvarez Barrial, Manuel Gomez Cervantes, Manuel Lopez Santamaria
We report a 12-day-old male who was admitted with vomiting because of an unusual early complication of Marfan's syndrome (MS): a sliding hiatal hernia. Initial ultrasound showed no stomach at its normal position and the chest X-ray presented an intrathoracic gas bubble with the nasogastric tube inside. An upper gastrointestinal contrast study confirmed the complete herniation of the stomach into the thorax. Via an exploratory laparotomy it was carefully reintroduced into the abdomen, following a hiatal reconstruction...
January 2018: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
Christiane Kruppa, Marcel Dudda, Thomas A Schildhauer, Dominik Seybold
We report the case of a 13-year-old boy, who suffered a posterior hip dislocation from playing soccer. Closed reduction was performed urgently. Because of a nonconcentric hip after closed reduction, further imaging was done. An intra-articular bony fragment was identified. Arthroscopic treatment was performed. Through an anterior portal we were able to locate the intra-articular bony fragment, which was located within the region of the fovea. After lifting of the caudal enfolded labral complex, we were able to remove the fragment...
January 2018: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
Simona Rusu, Ahmad Zaghal, Muhammad S Choudhry
Preduodenal portal vein (PDPV) is a rare anomaly that can cause duodenal obstruction. PDPV is associated with other congenital anomalies, mainly cardiac and gastrointestinal. Treatment usually consists of bypassing the obstruction by duodenoduodenostomy. We report two cases of PDPV in association with atrial isomerism and malrotation with different surgical management.
January 2018: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
Mark Bremholm Bremholm Ellebaek, Niels Qvist, Lars Rasmussen
Esophageal atresia (EA) Gross type A (long-gap without tracheoesophageal fistula) is a rare and a surgical challenging form of EA that constitutes ∼6% of the children born with EA. We present the seventh reported case with successful esophagoesophagostomy obtained by magnetic compression of a long-gap EA type A without thoracotomy.
January 2018: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
Chantal Ott, Andrei Bobylev, Stefan Gerhard Holland-Cunz, Johannes Mayr
A multicystic tumor of the right neck was detected in a girl at 29 weeks of gestation by fetal ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The baby was delivered by cesarean section at week 37 of gestation. The newborn adapted well, with minimal compromise of breathing and drinking. Postnatal ultrasound and MRI revealed a cervical lymphangioma measuring 60.5 × 60.6 × 41.2 mm. We performed subtotal resection of the tumor when the girl was 34 days. As a complication of surgical resection, the girl developed ipsilateral Horner's syndrome...
January 2018: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
Anna Poupalou, Celine Vrancken, Erwin Vanderveken, Henri Steyaert
Thoracoscopic prosthetic repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a well-established and safe technique in experienced hands but the patching procedure is technically demanding and time consuming. To address the challenges associated with this process (confined working space and restricted time), the aim of this article is to assess the potential improvements in feasibility, efficacy, and safety of patch fixation by using nonabsorbable helicoidal tacks in neonates and infants for the repair of large CDH by thoracoscopy...
January 2018: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
Keren A Sloan, Kokila Lakhoo
A 5-year-old girl was referred to our unit with an incidental finding of a lesion on the right hemithorax situated within the right atrial shadow. Computed tomography thorax showed a well-defined soft tissue lesion felt to be consistent with a bronchogenic cyst. The lesion was located in the posterior mediastinum, adherent to the diaphragm and inferior vena cava, but did not extend within the wall of the esophagus. It was entirely excised via video-assisted thoracoscopy converted to open thoracotomy. Histopathology confirmed an encapsulated nodular tissue measuring 2...
January 2018: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
Oumama El Ezzi, Raymond Bossou, Olivier Reinberg, Sabine Vasseur Maurer, Anthony de Buys Roessingh
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January 2018: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
Mariela Dore, Paloma Triana Junco, Carlos De La Torre, Alejandra Vilanova-Sánchez, Monserrat Bret, Gaspar Gonzalez, Vanesa Nuñez Cerezo, Javier Jimenez Gomez, Jose Luis Encinas, Francisco Hernandez, Leopoldo Martínez Martínez, Manuel Lopez Santamaria
Introduction  Minimally invasive repair for pectus excavatum (MIRPE) is controversial in extremely severe cases of pectus excavatum (PE) and an open repair is usually favored. Our aim is to describe a case of a patient with an extremely severe PE that underwent a minimally invasive approach. Case report  An 8-year-old girl with severe sternum depression was assessed. She had a history of exercise intolerance, nocturnal dyspnea, fatigue, and shortness of breath. Chest computed tomography showed that sternum depression was posterior to the anterior vertebral column; therefore, Haller and correction index could not be measured...
January 2018: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
Martin Poryo, Paul Hoffmann, Hans-Joachim Schäfers, Clemens-Magnus Meier, Katrin Altmeyer, Hashim Abdul-Khaliq, Michael Zemlin, Sascha Meyer
We present a female neonate with a sternal cleft (SC) and additional aortic aneurysm who presented with respiratory failure. Stabilization of the SC was achieved by using the xyphoid process as an autologous graft bridging the upper part of the SC. We conclude that a step-wise correction of the SC with the use of an autologous graft may improve respiratory function, and should be considered when complete surgical correction is not feasible.
January 2018: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
Feride Mehmetoğlu
Rectal atresia is a rare anorectal malformation, and its association with other anomalies is even more rare. This study presents a unique case of co-twin in which the surviving newborn male underwent surgery due to rectal atresia. Newborn screening tests identified congenital hypothyroidism. The surgical treatment consisted of three stages and thyroid hormones were replaced.
January 2018: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
Antonio Marte
Ectopic adrenocortical tissue (EAT) along the spermatic cord is an unusual condition in children. The author reports on a 2-year-old boy with impalpable testis. On laparoscopy, EAT was detected along the hypotrophic spermatic vessels and excised. These remnants should be removed to prevent hormone production or malignant transformation.
January 2018: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
Hisayuki Miyagi, Shohei Honda, Hiromi Hamada, Masashi Minato, Momoko W Ara, Akinobu Taketomi
We herein report a case of one-stage laparoscopic surgery for extralobar pulmonary sequestration (EPS) and hiatal hernia. Our patient was a 2-year-old girl who was diagnosed as a mediastinal mass lesion. Postnatal computed tomography revealed that the mediastinal mass was an EPS. Two weeks after birth, the patient developed gastroesophageal reflux (GER), and esophagography showed a hiatal hernia. At 2 years of age, she underwent one-stage laparoscopic Nissen's fundoplication for GER with resection of the EPS in the posterior mediastinum...
January 2018: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
Mauricio Gonzalez-Urquijo, Christian Ovalle-Chao, Eduardo Flores-Villalba, Ulises de Jesus Garza-Luna, Jose Humberto Velazco-De La Garza, Ulises Garza-Serna
Wilms' tumor (WT) accounts for 90% of all pediatric renal malignant tumors. The most common postoperative complication based on the National Wilms' Tumor Study is small bowel obstruction. We report on a 2-year-old girl with postoperative bowel obstruction following a right nephrectomy for WT. The patient was reintervened 48 hours after surgery and a cecal volvulus was found. Here, we will describe possible causes of this postoperative complication and discuss management.
January 2018: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
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
E Tian Tan, Keren Sloan, Kokila Lakhoo
A term newborn was referred to our unit with a postnatal diagnosis of a right-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). She was managed with high-frequency oscillatory ventilation, inotropic support, and nitric oxide, with planned surgical repair when she was medically optimized. On day 6 of life, there was an acute deterioration causing difficulty maintaining adequate ventilation and the infant requiring increasing analgesia and paralysis, especially during abdominal examination. A repeat X-ray showed distended bowel loops in the right hemithorax when compared with previous films raising suspicion of bowel obstruction...
January 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
Kaja Gizewska-Kacprzak, Katarzyna Karpinska-Kaczmarczyk, Tomasz Ociepa
During infancy, skin inflammation is usually treated in basic pediatric care. In this study, we present a case of an 8-month-old girl with a 2-month history of an inflammation of the thigh treated locally by ointments and oral antibiotics in basic and dermatological care. The patient had a history of fever, sweating, and failure to thrive. The lactate dehydrogenase was elevated up to 869 U/L with low C-reactive protein (1.04 mg/L). Magnetic resonance imaging of the thigh reassured the diagnosis of local inflammation...
January 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
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