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

The Thrasher Research Fund has awarded $394,000 to the MWPSC to prospectively study an algorithm for the management of benign ovarian masses in children.

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Current Areas of Study

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.

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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.

Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium

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

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

  • Nonoperative treatment of appendicitis
  • Emergency Department aspiration of spontaneous pneumothorax
  • Esophageal atresia and TEF​
  • 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
  • Multi-Institutional Cohort Study of Pilonidal Disease Management

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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

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

Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium

Project Manager – Sarah Fox
sarasort@med.umich.edu

734-232-8005
1540 East Medical Center Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Beth A. Rymeski, DO
Cincinnati Children's Hosiptal Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Current Management of Pediatric Pilonidal Disease: A Perspective Multicenter Surgeon-Choice Cohort Study

Awarded $25,000