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Tube caecostomies--a fresh look in paediatric practice.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9921093     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We have evaluated our practice of tube caecostomies in 21 children operated on from January 1982 to December 1987 at the Royal Hospital for sick children, Bristol, and 18 children operated on at the Paediatric Surgery Unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana from January 1989 to December 1996. The indications for surgery were, Hirschsprung's disease (36) and idiopathic constipation (3). The definitive procedures involved were Duhamel's procedure in 36, Soave's procedure in 2 and colo-anal anastomosis in 1 case. This method reduces the total number of surgical operations required by the child from 3 to 2, thereby reducing the total period of hospitalisation for the child. A sample technique of tube caecostomy is described in 39 children undergoing corrective surgery.
A A Hesse; H Noblett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  West African journal of medicine     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0189-160X     ISO Abbreviation:  West Afr J Med     Publication Date:    1998 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-02-11     Completed Date:  1999-02-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301891     Medline TA:  West Afr J Med     Country:  NIGERIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  261-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra.
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MeSH Terms
Cecostomy / methods*,  statistics & numerical data
Child, Preschool
Chronic Disease
Constipation / surgery*
Hirschsprung Disease / surgery*
Hospitals, Pediatric
Length of Stay / statistics & numerical data
Prospective Studies
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome

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