Clinical study and analysis of 700 cases of pneumonia in children

Hui Wen; Fang Qu*; Lei Sun; Yajie Lei; Rui Wang

    Pneumonia is a common acute disease of the respiratory tract in childhood. In this paper, 700 cases of pneumonia in Changan Hospital of Xi'an city were summarized. All seasons are easy to occur, especially in winter and spring. It is easy to recurrent attacks affect the growth and development of children, if the treatment is not complete. The clinical data of the children are reported as follows...

Unusual presentation of a choledochal cyst

Niloy Ghosh BS; Jason Nirgiotis, MD; Janet Meller, MD*

    Choledochal cysts are a rare phenomenon, with the incidence in western countries estimated to be between 1:100,000 to 1:150,000 births [1]. However, the incidence may be higher in other countries, with some reports suggesting up to 1:1000 [2]. They are more common in females, with a ratio of 3:1 or 4:1 [3,4]. Due to their congenital predominance, most choledochal cysts have been diagnosed in the pediatric population [5]. Their pathogenesis remains unclear, although recent studies suggest that an abnormal pancreaticobiliary junction (ABPJ) may play a role [6]. Choledochal cysts ...

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