Pediatric Surgery Publications

The following list of fetal treatment and fetal surgery publications will help you in your search for more information about pediatric surgery. Most are written by members of the Division of General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery team at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The articles are organized into general and diagnosis-specific categories. If you are unable to obtain any of these publications, please let us know and we will send copies to you.

Journal articles


Adzick NS, De Leon DD, States LJ, Lord K, Bhatti TR, Becker SA, Stanley CA. Surgical treatment of congenital hyperinsulinism: Results from 500 pancreatectomies in neonates and children. J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Jan;54(1):27-32. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.10.030. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

Kim AG, Upah SA, Brandsema JF, Yum SW, Blinman TA: Thoracoscopic thymectomy for juvenile myasthenia gravis. Pediatr Surg Int 2019 May 35(5) 603-610.


Farmer DL, Adzick NS. Reply to Manuscript # L18-092AR1 " A clinician's concerns about motor functions Outcomes of fetal Surgery for Myelomeningocele." Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Sep 21; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30248309

Russell KW, Nance ML, Adzick NS, Laje P. Meconium aspiration syndrome requiring ECMO in newborns with gastroschisis: incidence and surgical outcomes. Pediatr Surg Int. 2018 Nov 16;. PMID: 30443738

Joyeux L, Danzer E, Flake AW, Deprest J. Fetal surgery for spina bifida aperta. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2018 Jul 13; PMID: 30006470


Canning DA. Re: Newborn Exstrophy Closure without Osteotomy: Is There a Role? J Urol. 2017 May;197(5):1357. PMID: 29539957 


Laje P, Pearson EG, Simpao AF, Rehman MA, Sinclair T, Hedrick HL, Adzick NS, Flake AW. The first 100 infant thoracoscopic lobectomies: Observations through the learning curve and comparison to open lobectomy. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Nov.

Partridge EA, Peranteau WH, Rintoul NE, Herkert LM, Flake AW, Adzick NS, Hedrick HL. Timing of repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia in patients supported by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Feb;50(2):260-2. Read the abstract.


Peranteau WH, Palladino AA, Bhatti TR, Becker SA, States LJ, Stanley CA, Adzick NS. The surgical management of insulinomas in children. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Dec;48(12):2517-24. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2013.04.022.


Nance ML, Nadkarni VM, Hedrick HL, Cullen JA, Wiebe DJ. Effect of preextracorporeal membrane oxygenation ventilation days and age on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation survival in critically ill children. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Aug;44(8):1606-10


Laje P, Peranteau WH, Flake AW. Repair of indirect inguinal hernias by "laparoscopic joining of the edges. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2008 Jun;18(3):280-2.


MacKenzie TC, Howell LJ, Flake AW, Adzick NS. The management of prenatally diagnosed choledochal cysts. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 36:1241-1243, 2001.

Mackenzie TC, Howell LJ, Flake AW, Adzick NS: Management of prenatally diagnosed choledochal cysts. J Pediatr Surg. 2001 Aug;36(8):1241-3.


Graf J, Vanderwall K, Adzick NS, Harrison MR: Nitroglycerin attenuates the bowel damage of necrotizing enterocolitis in a rabbit model. J Pediatr Surg 32:283-286, 1997.

Mason RJ, Filipi CJ, DeMeester TR, Peters JH, Lund RJ, Flake AW, Hinder RA, Smyrk TC, Bremner CG, Thompson S. A new intraluminal antigastroesophageal reflux procedure in baboons. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 45:283-90, 1997.

Bullard K, Adzick NS, Harrison MR: Mediastinal window: A minimally invasive approach to aortopexy. J Pediatr Surg 32:680-681, 1997.


Bullard KM, Adzick NS: Pediatric thoracoscopy: A new vista. Pediatric Pulmonology 22:129-135,1996.

Flake AW: Is a ct guided needle better than a knife? Invited Editorial in Pediatric Pulmonology 22:83-84,1996.


VanderWall KJ, Bealer JF, Adzick NS, Harrison MR: Cyclic GMP relaxes the internal anal sphincter in Hirschsprung's disease. J Pediatric Surg 30:1013-1016, 1995.


Bealer JF, Natuzzi ES, Flake AW, Adzick NS, Harrison MR: The effect of nitric oxide on the colonic smooth muscle of patients with Hirschsprung's disease. J Pediatr Surg 1994, 29:1025-1029, 1994.

Bealer JF, Natuzzi ES, Buscher C, Ursell PC, Flake AW, Adzick NS, Harrison MR: Nitric oxide synthase is deficient in the aganglionic colon of patients with Hirschsprung's disease. Pediatrics 93:647-651, 1994.

VanderWall KJ, Bealer JF, Adzick NS, Harrison MR: Cyclic GMP relaxes the internal anal sphincter in Hirschsprung's disease. Surgical Forum 45:657-659, 1994.

Rice HE, Flake AW, Hori T, Galy A, Verhoogen RH: Massive thymic hyperplasia: characterization of a rare mediastinal mass. J Pediatr Surg. 1994 Dec;29(12):1561-4.


Duncan BW, Howell LJ, Harrison MR, Adzick NS, deLorimier AA: Tracheostomy in children with emphasis on home care. J Pediatr Surg 27:432-435, 1992.

Jennings RW, Flake AW, Massan G, Pellegrini CA, Adzick NS, Harrison MR: A novel endoscopic transgastric fundoplication procedure for gastroesophageal reflux. J Laparoendoscopic Surg 2:207-13, 1992.

von Allmen D, Babcock D, Matsumoto J, Flake AW, Warner BW, Stevenson RJ, Ryckman FC. The predictive value of head ultrasound in the ECMO candidate. J Pediatr Surg. 1992 Jan;27(1):36-9.


Longaker MT, Adzick NS, Harrison MR: Tracheal resection in infants. J Pediatr Surg 26:642-3, 1991 (letter).

Ryckman FC, Flake AW, Fisher RA, Tchervenkov JI, Pedersen SH, Balistreri WF: Segmental orthotopic hepatic transplantation as a means to improve patient survival and diminish waiting list mortality. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 26:422-428, 1991.

Plowden JS, Kimball TR, Bensky A, Savani R, Flake AW, Warner BW, von Allmen D, Ryckman FC: The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in critically ill neonates with Ebstein's anomaly. American Heart Journal 121: 619-622, 1991.

Flake AW, Shopene C, Zeigler MM: Anti-reflux gastrointestinal surgery in the neurologically handicapped child. Pediatric Surgery International 6:92-97, 1991.


Crombleholme TM, deLorimier AA, Way LW, Adzick NS, Harrison MR: The Puestow procedure for chronic pancreatitis in children. J Pediatr Surg 25:749-754, 1990.

Longaker MT, Harrison MR, Adzick NS: Testing the limits of neonatal tracheal resection. J Pediatr Surg 25:790-792, 1990.

Longaker MT, Adzick NS, Crombleholme TM, Hall JL, Stair SE, Harrison MR, Stern R: Studies in fetal wound healing VII: Fetal wound healing may be modulated by the hyaluronic acid stimulating activity in amniotic fluid. J Pediatr Surg 25:430-433, 1990.

Crombleholme TM, Longaker MT, Adzick NS, Harrison MR, deLorimier AA: Mediastinal pancreatic pseudocysts in children. J Pediatr Surg 25:843-845, 1990.

deLorimier AA, Harrison MR, Hardy K, Howell LJ, Adzick NS: Tracheobronchial obstructions in infants and children: Experience with 45 cases. Ann Surg 212:277-290, 1990.

Crombleholme TM, Adzick NS, Longaker MT, Charlton VE: Carotid artery reconstruction following extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Am J Diseases of Children 144:872-875, 1990.


Adzick NS, Fisher JH, Hendren WH: Esophageal adenocarcinoma 20 years after esophageal atresia repair. J Pediatr Surg 24:741-744, 1989.


Glick PL, Harrison MR, Adzick NS, Webb HW, deLorimier AA: Gastric infarction secondary to small bowel obstruction. A preventable complication after Nissen fundoplication. J Pediatr Surg 22:941-943, 1987.

Sauer L, Harrison Mr, Flake AW, Heyman MB, Ring EJ; Long-term percutaneous biliary drainage in an infant with hemangioendothelioma. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 22:606-8, 1987.


Adzick NS, Harrison MR, deLorimier AA: Surgical clip ligation of the patent ductus arteriosus in premature infants. JPediatr Surg 21:171-172, 1986.

Adzick NS, Harrison MR, deLorimier AA: Tapering duodenoplasty for megaduodenum associated with duodenal atresia. J Pediatr Surg 21:311-312, 1986.


Adzick NS, Kim SH, Bondoc CC, Quinby WC, Remensnyder JP: Management of toxic epidermal necrolysis in a pediatric burn center. Amer J Diseases of Children 139:499-502, 1985.


Adzick NS, Strom M, Gang D, Donahoe PK: Cryotherapy for subglottic hemangioma. J Pediatr Surg 19:353-357, 1984.

Glick PL, deLorimier AA, Adzick NS, Harrison MR: Colon interposition: An adjuvant operation for short gut syndrome. J Pediatr Surg 19:719-725, 1984.


Flake AW: Disorders of the biliary tract. In Surgery of Infants and Children: Scientific Principles and Practice. Oldham KT, Fogila RP, Colombani PM, (eds), Lippencott-Raven Publishers, Philadelphia, PA Chapter 87, pp. 1405-1414, 1997

Ryckman FC, Flake AW, Balistreri WF: Upper gastrointestinal disorders. Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. Fifth Edition, Fanaroff AA, Martin RJ, (eds.) Chapter 41, Part 2, Mosby-Year Book Inc., pp. 1024 -30, 1992.

Flake AW, Ryckman FC: Selected Anomalies and Intestinal Obstruction.” Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. Edition, Fanaroff AA, Martin RJ, (eds) Chapter 41, Part 4, Mosby-Year Book Inc., pp. 1038-66, 1992.

Crissenger KD, Ryckman FC, Flake AW, Balistreri WF: Necrotizing enterocolitis. Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. Fifth Edition, Fanaroff AA, Martin RJ, (eds.) Chapter 41, Part 6, Mosby-Year Book Inc., pp. 1068-73, 1992.

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