Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium

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A study evaluating the natural history of a patent processus vaginalis (PPV) found during a laparoscopic pyloromyotomy is enrolling patients.

We are in the middle of data collection for a retrospective study on the management of gastroschisis

A study on the management of breast masses in pediatric patients is beginning.

Data collection has finished on a retrospective analysis of the management of benign ovarian masses in children.

A QI project based on the results from the retrospective EA/TEF study is underway.

We are initiating studies on current opiate prescribing practices, patient use, and family disposal.

Studies to evaluate a protocol which optimizes management of adolescents with spontaneous pneumothorax and to correlate radiographic and other data to long term outcome in newborns with anorectal malformations is almost complete.

Close to 500 patients are in a database of congenital lung lesions.

Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium

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MWPSC is performing a patient choice study evaluating antibiotics versus operation in the setting of acute appendicitis.  This study is supported by a $2.7 million PCORI grant.

We are a group of Pediatric Surgery investigators from academic health centers in the Midwest who are passionate about studying surgical diseases and their management in children. Learn More

Meet the Investigators

  • Nonoperative treatment of appendicitis
  • Emergency Department aspiration of spontaneous pneumothorax
  • Esophageal atresia and TEF
  • ​Development of a predictive index of continence in children with anorectal malformations
  • Retrospective analysis of congenital lung lesions
  • Natural history of patent processus vaginalis in Infants
  • Operative vs. non-operative approach to gastroschisis reduction
  • Reducing the rate of oophorectomy in the setting of benign disease
  • Management of breast masses
  • Understanding opiate prescribing practices and patient use and disposal in children.

Current Areas of Study