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Nov 09, 2009
"So sorry to hear about your trouble. It is no more likely for this next baby to have gastroschisis. It certainly could still is just that the probability does not appear to be increased merely because it has happened in ..."
Nov 04, 2009
"What you describe sounds like gastroesophageal reflux disease....possibly complicated by esophagitis, a stricture, or poor motility. All of these are very common in patients with tracheo-esophageal fistula....but they can be managed! ..."
Oct 14, 2009
"Answers follow your original questions.... What are the 3 pramary duties of a pedatric surgeon? -->Pediatric surgeons care for all general surgical (generally no brains, long-bones, or heart) needs for patients from before birth, un..."
Oct 14, 2009
"This sounds like a brush with a dangerous condition called Malignant Hyperthermia. An older review article describes it nicely: "Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a rare autosomal dominant trait that predisposes individuals to great dang..."
Oct 06, 2009
"So sorry to hear about your struggles. It is likely that the pyloroplasty contributes to both the dumping syndrome and the gastritis. The dumping (there are two types, and you do not describe which, but "early dumping" would be lik..."
Aug 05, 2009
"He may have what is called a "retractile testis" on the right side. Here, while the testis made it to the scrotum, the gubernaculum (the "anchor" that keeps the testis in the scrotal sac) may be stretched or otherwise ineffective. The ..."
Aug 05, 2009
"Bowel distension in a fetus could mean any of several problems that all have a common origin: some kind of blockage. Things that can cause this include (in no particular order): --imperforate anus (as your doctor suggested) --an ATRE..."
Jul 30, 2009
"Epigastric hernias are defects in the midline fascia (the connective tissue of the abdominal wall) usually in the midline, and above the belly button. Most of the time, they are "corked" with a little blob of fat, in which case they are..."
Jul 21, 2009
"Cysts form commonly on infant ovaries. Usually these are trivial, and resolve on their own without other treatment, and have no effect on fertility. Occasionally, however, the cyst either cause or indicated trouble. Sometimes, the c..."
Jul 21, 2009
"Sorry to hear about your daughter’s troubles. It sounds like a reasonable strategy to remove the colon: it sounds like all efforts have been made to make that organ function, and these have failed. If you were to proceed with this..."