Recent Pediatric Cases

Giant axonal neuropathy

A 9-year-old white male presented with progressive abnormal gait and tightly curled scalp hair.a

Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome

A 5-month-old girl presented with recurrent seizures. The child was born at 36 weeks via C-section due to prenatal ultrasound abnormalities of the baby’s brain and head. The patient had left-sided hemi-hypertrophy and a large, red-purple, geometric patch on the left abdomen and hip extending to the back on physical exam.

Epithelioid sarcoma

A 13-year-old Hispanic girl without significant medical history presented with 6 months of left-hand swelling and pain.

How We Do It

Approach to local anesthesia in children

A minor pain at the beginning of a procedure can upset the child, making completion of the procedure more difficult. The best way to minimize the intensity of a painful stimulus is to provide suitable skin and track anesthesia to the level of the target anatomy.

Ultrasound diagnosis of midgut volvulus

An 11-month-old boy presented to the emergency department with non-bloody, non-bilious emesis. The patient was diagnosed with gastroenteritis and sent home.

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