Category Archives: Pediatrics

PREPRINT RELEASE: Colonic Interposition for Esophageal Atresia

Colonic Interposition for Esophageal Atresia
Mario Catarino Rivas Hospital, Honduras

Yoko Young Sang, MD
Resident Physician
General Surgery
Louisiana State University Shreveport

Caroll Alvarado Lemus, MD
Pediatric Surgery, Mario Catarino Rivas Hospital, Honduras
San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Domingo Alvear, MD
Founder
World Surgical Foundation

The patient in this case is a 6-year-old boy who was born with Down syndrome and esophageal atresia. In this video article, Dr. Alvear performs a colonic interposition to replace the absent esophagus with part of the patient’s colon. This was performed during a global surgical mission in Honduras with the World Surgical Foundation.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Pediatric Open Right Inguinal Herniorrhaphy: The Alvear Technique with High Ligation and Internal Ring Repair

Pediatric Open Right Inguinal Herniorrhaphy: The Alvear Technique with High Ligation and Internal Ring Repair
St. Catarina Hospital, Honduras

Domingo Alvear, MD
Founder, World Surgical Foundation

Yoko Young Sang, MD
Resident Physician
General Surgery
Louisiana State University Shreveport

In this case, Dr. Alvear performs an open right inguinal herniorrhaphy on a 1-year-old male using his own technique involving high ligation of the hernia sac and internal ring repair. This was filmed during a surgical mission in Honduras with the World Surgical Foundation.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Open Proctocolectomy for Hirschsprung’s Disease

Open Proctocolectomy for Hirschsprung’s Disease
Romblon Provincial Hospital

Marcus Lester R. Suntay, MD, FPCS, FPSPS, FPALES
World Surgical Foundation, Philippines
Training Officer of the Division of Pediatric Surgery
Philippine Children’s Medical Center

In this case, Dr. Lester Suntay performs a proctocolectomy on a 4-year-old male with Hirschsprung’s disease while on a surgical mission in the Philippines with the World Surgical Foundation.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Flexor Digitorum Superficialis to Flexor Digitorum Profundus (STP) Transfer, Adductor Release, and Z-Plasty for a Pediatric, Stroke-Induced Left Hand Spastic Contracture


Flexor Digitorum Superficialis to Flexor Digitorum Profundus (STP) Transfer, Adductor Release, and Z-Plasty for a Pediatric, Stroke-Induced Left Hand Spastic Contracture
Hospital Leonardo Martinez, Honduras

Sudhir B. Rao, MD
Big Rapids Orthopaedics

Mark N. Perlmutter, MS, MD, FICS, FAANOS
Carolina Regional Orthopaedics

The patient in this case is a 15-year-old female who had a stroke several years ago and now has a left hand spastic contracture. Here, Dr. Rao and Dr. Perlmutter perform an STP transfer, an adductor release, and a Z-plasty to lengthen the flexor tendons of the hand and repair her thumb-in-palm deformity. This case was performed during a surgical mission to Honduras with the World Surgical Foundation.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Pediatric Infant Bilateral Open Inguinal Hernia Repair – Twin B


Pediatric Infant Bilateral Open Inguinal Hernia Repair – Twin B
Romblon Provincial Hospital

Domingo Alvear, MD
Founder, World Surgical Foundation

Lissa Henson, MD
Philippine Society of Pediatric Surgeons

In this case, Dr. Alvear performs a bilateral open inguinal hernia repair on the second of two twin babies while on a surgical mission with the World Surgical Foundation in the Philippines. On one side, the ovary was trapped within the hernia sac. Here, Dr. Alvear demonstrates his technique for preserving the ovary in this setting, which is effective, much quicker, and much safer with fewer complications for anesthesia.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Posterior Sagittal Anorectoplasty (PSARP) for Imperforate Anus


Posterior Sagittal Anorectoplasty (PSARP) for Imperforate Anus
Romblon Provincial Hospital

Paulo Castillo, MD
World Surgical Foundation

Marcus Lester R. Suntay, MD, FPCS, FPSPS, FPALES
Philippine Children’s Medical Center

In this case, Dr. Castillo with the World Surgical Foundation performs a posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (PSARP) on a 9-month-old male as the second of three operations to treat his imperforate anus. The first was an initial diversion sigmoid colostomy, and the third will be to close the colostomy 6-8 weeks following the PSARP.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Contracture Release and Full-Thickness Skin Graft to Volar Index Finger with K-Wire Insertion


Contracture Release and Full-Thickness Skin Graft to Volar Index Finger with K-Wire Insertion
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston

Jonathan Friedstat, MD
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston
Massachusetts General Hospital

Jonah Poster
Medical Student
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

This case centers around a young male patient with a 1-year-old burn scar on his volar index finger that keeps the finger flexed and prevents it from being straightened. Here, Dr. Friedstat releases the contracture and places a full-thickness skin graft from the right groin crease. A K-wire was also used to prevent flexion of the finger during the healing process.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Bilateral Dorsal Foot Scar Contracture Release with Split-Thickness Skin Grafts from the Anterior Thigh


Bilateral Dorsal Foot Scar Contracture Release with Split-Thickness Skin Grafts from the Anterior Thigh
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston

Jonathan Friedstat, MD
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston
Massachusetts General Hospital

Jonah Poster
Medical Student
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

In this case, a 5-year-old male with burn scars undergoes a bilateral dorsal foot scar contracture release with split-thickness skin grafts from the anterior thigh.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Pediatric Bilateral Indirect Inguinal Herniotomy


Pediatric Bilateral Indirect Inguinal Herniotomy
Romblon Provincial Hospital

Beda Espineda, MD
Philippine Children’s Medical Center
World Surgical Foundation

In this case, Dr. Espineda performs a bilateral indirect inguinal herniotomy on a 12-year-old male in the Philippines while on a surgical mission with the World Surgical Foundation.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Pulsed Dye and Fractional CO2 Laser Therapy for Treatment of Burn Scars


Pulsed Dye and Fractional CO2 Laser Therapy for Treatment of Burn Scars
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston

Branko Bojovic, MD
Chief of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Laser Surgery
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston

Robert J. Dabek, MD
Research Fellow, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Harrison McUmber
Medical Student
Tufts University School of Medicine

In this case, Dr. Bojovic uses both pulsed dye laser therapy and fractional CO2 laser therapy to treat burn scars on a female pediatric patient.