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CASE REPORT 

Mesenteric Hematoma in the Context of Recurrent Intussusception: Cause or Effect

Margaret M Steiner, Amy R Paul, Jeremy T Neuman, Alex K Williamson, Richard Sidlow and Dana M Kaplan

Abstract

Intussusception is a common pediatric abdominal emergency associated with pathologic lead points in up to twenty-five percent of cases. After reduction using an air enema, the recurrence of intussusception is uncommon, but suspicion of a lead point is increased if recurrence occurs.

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Research Article 

Primary Endobronchial Tumors in Childhood

Marta Gonzalez Fernandez-Palaciosa, Jose Ignacio Gutierrez Carrasco and Y Isabel Delgado Pecellin

Abstract

Although primary endobronchial tumors are uncommon, it is a diagnosis to consider with persistent bronchial obstruction, infection or recurrent lung collapse that does not improve despite standard treatment. Bronchoscopy and pathology studies will allow us to confirm the exact diagnosis. Treatment is usually surgical or adjuvant chemotherapy associating with the type of tumor diagnosed. The evolution is generally good after suitable treatment.

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Research Article 

Pediatric Abdominal and Thoracic Equestrian Injuries-Single Center Experience

Emmanuelle Seguier Lipszyc, Artur Baazov and Enrique Freud

Abstract

Recent years have witnessed an increase in the popularity of equestrian sports and therapeutic riding. The aim of the study was to report the prevalence and causes of different types of abdominal and thoracic equestrian injuries in children and to raise clinician awareness of the risks and necessary safety measures.

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Research Article 

International Knowledge of Direct Costs of Cleft Lip and Palate Treatment

J Galloway, G Davies and PA Mossey

Abstract

Cleft lip and palate is a common developmental defect, however limited up to date information is available on the costs of treatment. This is important for national distribution of funds, developing cost effective patient pathways, and informing patients and their families of potential financial implications.

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Case Report 

Bronchial Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma in a 14-year-old Patient

Francois Bastard, Ammi M, Rousselet MC, Schmitt F, Podevin G, Enon B and Picquet J

Abstract

A bronchial mucoepidermoid carcinoma is a rare malignant tumour. It usually appears in young subjects and most often involves the salivary glands. We report the case of a 14-year-old patient who presented with a pulmonary mucoepidermoid carcinoma that was discovered during the evaluation of a case presenting with recurrent pneumopathies.

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short communication 

Preliminary Report on Laparo-Endoscopic Single-Site Approach for Transposition of Renal Lower Pole Crossing Vessels in Children

Aurora MARIANI, Belkhir DAHMANE, Emilie EYSSARTIER, Fran├žoise SCHMITT, Guillaume PODEVIN and Nicolas HOARAU

Abstract

We describe here our first single-site laparo-endoscopic experience with four cases of ureteropelvic junction obstruction due to lower pole crossing vessels. Through a single-site umbilicus approach, we performed a vascular hitch by enclosing the vessels in an overlapping tunnel of pelvic tissue.

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