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There are many differences in the clinical features of intussusception between African and temperate countries. The records of 192 patients with intussusception who presented to the Pediatric Surgical Service at King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban, South Africa during a 10-year period were...
Literature regarding the natural history and prognosis of epithelioid sarcoma in the pediatric population is sparse. During the past 11 years, eight patients with epithelioid sarcoma were treated at St Jude Children's Research Hospital. Of the eight children, six of whom were male, seven...
The primary difficulty in performing rectal procedures such as polypectomy in children is the limited space in which to suture after a biopsy. Use of an available laparoscopic pretied loop ligature has been adapted to simplify these cases.
Objective: Concern about respiratory depression may lead to underuse of postoperative narcotic analgesia in neonates. The authors compared continuous infusion of fentanyl with bolus dosing in infants after surgery to determine whether continuous infusion is associated with less respiratory...
Children and adolescents with colitis present specific problems for surgeons. There has been a fashion, particularly in North America, for restoring continuity after colectomy by a direct ileo-anal anastomosis. The authors reviewed their experience with restorative proctocolectomy with ileal...
The theoretical advantages of the piggyback technique over conventional orthotopic liver transplantation are as follows. (1) Continuous venous decompression during the anhepatic phase is provided without venovenous bypass. (2) Warm ischemia time can be shortened because there is no need for the...
The authors report on removal of upper airway foreign bodies using endourology baskets and stone graspers in a patient who did not respond to standard upper airway management. The procedure was safe and effective with localization and successful removal of most of the stone burden.
The management of giant omphalocele remains a major surgical challenge. A staged approach is mandatory to achieve an uncomplicated reduction. The case of a child conservatively and successfully treated by progressive external compression of the herniated organs and viscera using an elastic...
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