Currarino syndrome: Rare clinical variants
This article presents two cases of Currarino syndrome, where there was rare clinical variants such as rectal atresia in the first case and rectal stenosis in the second case. The clinical presentations were very deceptive as the first case presented as high anorectal malformation and the second case was simulating Hirschprung's disease.
Intrahepatic cystic lesion (ICL) is a common complication for biliary atresia post-Kasai portoenterostomy. The purpose of this study was to review the cases in our hospital and assess the correlation between characteristics of ICL and clinical outcomes.
Publication date: Available online 11 September 2019Source: JACC: Heart FailureAuthor(s): Karen Sliwa, Lucia Baris, Christoph Sinning, Elvin Zengin-Sahm, Lina Gumbiene, Israa F. Yaseen, Ghada Youssef, Mark Johnson, Hasan Al-Farhan, Malgorzata Lelonek, Roger Hall, Jolien Roos-HesselinkAbstractBackgroundGlobally, congenital heart disease (CHD) is an important cause of maternal morbidity and mortality in women reaching reproductive stage. There is lack of data from larger cohorts of women with uncorrected CHD.ObjectivesTo study maternal and fetal outcome of women with uncorrected CHD.MethodsAn analysis of 10-year data from th...
The purpose of this study was to investigate (i) postoperative course of apple-peel atresia (APA), (ii) long-term follow-up of APA children, and (iii) risk factors for poor prognosis.
Early diagnosis is essential for the successful management of biliary atresia (BA). We assessed the efficacy of our diagnostic strategies for BA in the laparoscopic era.
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Esophageal atresia (EA) is a rare congenital malformation, which is characterized by the discontinuity of the esophagus. We investigated the agreement between mothers ’, fathers’, and children’s’ ratings on hea...
AbstractWe here report a neonate with prenatal echocardiographic diagnosis of tricuspid atresia, with normally related great vessels, and large ventricular septal defect. This diagnosis could be confirmed with echocardiography at birth. An additional double mitral orifice was also seen. This is a very rare association.
Long term outcomes of gastric transposition (GT) for complex esophageal atresia (EA) are poorly reported. We aimed to perform comprehensive long term follow up of adults who had been treated with GT for EA as children.
ConclusionThis study illustrates neonates in whom a whirlpool sign (unrelated to midgut volvulus) was correctly recognized on sonography before surgery. Sonography proved more useful than an upper gastrointestinal series or contrast enema in depicting the exact cause of the obstruction. Pediatric radiologists must make the effort to search throughout the entire abdomen and pelvis for a small whirlpool sign on sonography, even in the absence of midgut malrotation, in neonates with congenital intestinal obstruction. Its recognition preoperatively will facilitate a rapid diagnosis and will obviate the necessity for contrast e...
CONCLUSION: The clearly defined VACTERL component features and the VACTERL subtypes introduced will improve both clinical practice and etiologic research. PMID: 31499513 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]