M A Levitt

Summary

Affiliation: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Pitfalls in the management of newborn cloacas
    Marc A Levitt
    North Shore Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Schneider Children s Hospital, 269 01, 76th Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11040, USA
    Pediatr Surg Int 21:264-9. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Colostomy in anorectal malformations: a procedure with serious but preventable complications
    Alberto Pena
    Colorectal Center for Children Cincinatti Children s Hospital Medical Center, Surgery and Pediatrics University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 41:748-56; discussion 748-56. 2006
  3. pmc Anorectal malformations
    Marc A Levitt
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Cincinnati Children s Hospital, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA
    Orphanet J Rare Dis 2:33. 2007
  4. doi request reprint The Hirschsprungs patient who is soiling after what was considered a "successful" pull-through
    Marc A Levitt
    Colorectal Center for Children, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
    Semin Pediatr Surg 21:344-53. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Cloacal exstrophy--pull-through or permanent stoma? A review of 53 patients
    Marc A Levitt
    Colorectal Center for Children, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 43:164-8; discussion 168-70. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Hirschsprung disease and fecal incontinence: diagnostic and management strategies
    Marc A Levitt
    Department of Surgery, Colorectal Center for Children, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, OH 45229, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 44:271-7; discussion 277. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Update on pediatric faecal incontinence
    M Levitt
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Colorectal Center, CCHMC, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
    Eur J Pediatr Surg 19:1-9. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Transanal rectosigmoid resection for severe intractable idiopathic constipation
    Marc A Levitt
    Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 44:1285-90; discussion 1290-1. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Cloacal malformations: lessons learned from 490 cases
    Marc A Levitt
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Colorectal Center for Children, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA
    Semin Pediatr Surg 19:128-38. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Evaluation and treatment of the patient with Hirschsprung disease who is not doing well after a pull-through procedure
    Marc A Levitt
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Colorectal Center for Children, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA
    Semin Pediatr Surg 19:146-53. 2010

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Publications32

  1. ncbi request reprint Pitfalls in the management of newborn cloacas
    Marc A Levitt
    North Shore Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Schneider Children s Hospital, 269 01, 76th Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11040, USA
    Pediatr Surg Int 21:264-9. 2005
    ..Our preferred colostomy is one with separated stomas, adequate distal bowel for the pull-through, and use of a proper technique to avoid prolapse. Correct clinical diagnosis of cloaca avoids problems during the definitive repair...
  2. ncbi request reprint Colostomy in anorectal malformations: a procedure with serious but preventable complications
    Alberto Pena
    Colorectal Center for Children Cincinatti Children s Hospital Medical Center, Surgery and Pediatrics University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 41:748-56; discussion 748-56. 2006
    ..The procedure is associated with several significant complications...
  3. pmc Anorectal malformations
    Marc A Levitt
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Cincinnati Children s Hospital, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA
    Orphanet J Rare Dis 2:33. 2007
    ..For these patients, an effective bowel management program, including enema and dietary restrictions has been devised to improve their quality of life...
  4. doi request reprint The Hirschsprungs patient who is soiling after what was considered a "successful" pull-through
    Marc A Levitt
    Colorectal Center for Children, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
    Semin Pediatr Surg 21:344-53. 2012
    ..These patients can be systematically evaluated and successfully treated with a combination of bowel management, dietary changes, and laxatives, and, in certain circumstances, a reoperation...
  5. doi request reprint Cloacal exstrophy--pull-through or permanent stoma? A review of 53 patients
    Marc A Levitt
    Colorectal Center for Children, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 43:164-8; discussion 168-70. 2008
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  6. doi request reprint Hirschsprung disease and fecal incontinence: diagnostic and management strategies
    Marc A Levitt
    Department of Surgery, Colorectal Center for Children, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, OH 45229, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 44:271-7; discussion 277. 2009
    ..If it does, it presents a formidable challenge. The purpose of this study was to describe the causes of fecal incontinence and present our algorithm for its treatment...
  7. doi request reprint Update on pediatric faecal incontinence
    M Levitt
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Colorectal Center, CCHMC, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
    Eur J Pediatr Surg 19:1-9. 2009
    ..Management involves distinguishing between true and pseudo-incontinence, and then determining the proper protocol of treatment...
  8. doi request reprint Transanal rectosigmoid resection for severe intractable idiopathic constipation
    Marc A Levitt
    Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 44:1285-90; discussion 1290-1. 2009
    ..Idiopathic constipation is a source of significant morbidity in children. A subset of patients is refractory to medical therapy and requires surgical intervention. We present a novel surgical technique for the management of these patients...
  9. doi request reprint Cloacal malformations: lessons learned from 490 cases
    Marc A Levitt
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Colorectal Center for Children, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA
    Semin Pediatr Surg 19:128-38. 2010
    ..Surgeons who repair Group B malformations require special training in urology; the operations are prolonged and technically demanding, and the functional results are not as good as in group A...
  10. doi request reprint Evaluation and treatment of the patient with Hirschsprung disease who is not doing well after a pull-through procedure
    Marc A Levitt
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Colorectal Center for Children, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA
    Semin Pediatr Surg 19:146-53. 2010
    ..Both of these patient types can be systematically treated with a combination of bowel management, dietary changes, and laxatives, and, potentially, a redo operation, with the goal of having a clean, and happy child...
  11. ncbi request reprint Minimally invasive treatment of fecal incontinence and constipation in children
    M A Levitt
    Colorectal Center for Children, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Minerva Chir 65:223-34. 2010
    ..e. "fecal incontinence" or soiling but the treatments and surgical options differ dramatically. Much of what we have learned in the care of pediatric fecal incontinence can be extrapolated to adults...
  12. doi request reprint The morbidity of constipation in patients with anorectal malformations
    Marc A Levitt
    Colorectal Center for Children, Cincinnati Children s Hospital, Division of Pediatric Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 45:1228-33. 2010
    ..Constipation in anorectal malformations (ARM) is extremely common, particularly in the lower types. Failure to adequately treat it can lead to significant morbidity...
  13. doi request reprint Surgical treatment for constipation in children and adults
    Marc A Levitt
    Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Colorectal Center for Children, Cincinnati Children s Hospital, 3333 Burnet Avenue, ML 2023, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
    Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol 25:167-79. 2011
    ..Permanent stomas are an option of last resort...
  14. doi request reprint Pitfalls and challenges of cloaca repair: how to reduce the need for reoperations
    Marc A Levitt
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Colorectal Center for Children, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 46:1250-5. 2011
    ..We have encountered a unique group of complications in referred patients after failed attempted repairs elsewhere and chose to review this experience with the hope of identifying pitfalls to avoid during the primary repair...
  15. ncbi request reprint Surgery and constipation: when, how, yes, or no?
    Marc A Levitt
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 41:S58-60. 2005
  16. ncbi request reprint Outcomes from the correction of anorectal malformations
    Marc A Levitt
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Ohio 45229, USA
    Curr Opin Pediatr 17:394-401. 2005
    ..This review describes recent advances in the management of anorectal malformations, including prenatal diagnosis, newborn treatment, surgical correction, and postoperative care...
  17. ncbi request reprint Reoperations in Hirschsprung disease
    Alberto Pena
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Colorectal Center for Children, Cincinnati Children s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 42:1008-13; discussion 1013-4. 2007
    ..We sought to identify causes of preventable complications related to operations for Hirschsprung disease...
  18. doi request reprint Prenatal diagnosis of cloacal malformations
    Andrea Bischoff
    Colorectal Center for Children, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Avenue, ML 2023, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
    Pediatr Surg Int 26:1071-5. 2010
    ..9% of screened cases. In cloacas, these numbers are unknown. We speculate that some images from prenatal ultrasound studies may suggest the diagnosis of cloaca, but are not recognized because of a lack of suspicion for this diagnosis...
  19. pmc Colostomy closure: how to avoid complications
    Andrea Bischoff
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Colorectal Center for Children, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Avenue, ML 2023, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
    Pediatr Surg Int 26:1087-92. 2010
    ..We now have focused in the morbidity related to the colostomy closure. The technical details that might have contributed to the minimal morbidity we experienced are described...
  20. doi request reprint Hydrocolpos in cloacal malformations
    Andrea Bischoff
    Colorectal Center for Children, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, ML 2023, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 45:1241-5. 2010
    ..The purpose of this report is to increase the index of suspicion for hydrocolpos in patients with cloaca and to describe our approach for its treatment with the hope that errors in the management of hydrocolpos can be avoided...
  21. doi request reprint Posterior cloaca--further experience and guidelines for the treatment of an unusual anorectal malformation
    Alberto Pena
    The Colorectal Center for Children, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229 3039, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 45:1234-40. 2010
    ..The term posterior cloaca refers to a malformation in which the urethra and vagina are fused, forming a urogenital sinus that deviates posteriorly to open in the anterior rectal wall or immediately anterior to the anus...
  22. ncbi request reprint Colonic inertia disorders in pediatrics
    Alberto Pena
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Schneider Children s Hospital, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New Hyde Park, New York, USA
    Curr Probl Surg 39:666-730. 2002
  23. ncbi request reprint Increased heritability of certain types of anorectal malformations
    Richard A Falcone
    Division of Pediatric and Thoracic Surgery, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229 3039, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 42:124-7; discussion 127-8. 2007
    ..Various lines of evidence point to genetic causes for the diverse spectrum of anorectal malformations (ARMs); we therefore studied patterns of heritability in a large case series...
  24. pmc Bowel management for the treatment of pediatric fecal incontinence
    Andrea Bischoff
    Colorectal Center for Children, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Avenue, ML 2023, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
    Pediatr Surg Int 25:1027-42. 2009
    ..The main characteristics of the program include the identification of the characteristics of the colon of each patient; finding the specific type of enema that will clean that colon and the radiological monitoring of the process...
  25. doi request reprint Rectovestibular fistula--rarely recognized associated gynecologic anomalies
    Marc A Levitt
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Colorectal Center for Children, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 44:1261-7; discussion 1267. 2009
    ..Associated gynecologic defects are rarely mentioned in the literature but may have serious clinical implications if undetected. The definitive repair of the ARM offers an opportunity for diagnosis and treatment of these conditions...
  26. doi request reprint Treatment of fecal incontinence with a comprehensive bowel management program
    Andrea Bischoff
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Colorectal Center for Children, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 44:1278-83; discussion 1283-4. 2009
    ..A successful ACE may not help a patient without such management. Valuable lessons were learned by implementation of bowel management in 495 fecally incontinent patients...
  27. ncbi request reprint The posterior sagittal approach for recurrent genitourinary pathology
    Shumyle Alam
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Cincinnati Children s Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    J Urol 178:1668-71; discussion 1671. 2007
    ..In the setting of revisional surgery abdominal or perineal approaches may not provide the same level of exposure to the lower urinary tract...
  28. ncbi request reprint Surgical management of cloacal malformations: a review of 339 patients
    Alberto Pena
    Schneider Children s Hospital, New Hyde Park, NY 11040, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 39:470-9; discussion 470-9. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to describe lessons learned from the authors' series of patients with cloaca and convey the improved understanding and surgical treatment of the condition's wide spectrum of complexity...
  29. ncbi request reprint Surgical management of perineal masses in patients with anorectal malformations
    Donald B Shaul
    Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 40:188-91. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to review the outcome of surgical management of various types of perineal masses encountered in patients with anorectal malformations (ARM)...
  30. ncbi request reprint Diagnosing Hirschsprung's disease: increasing the odds of a positive rectal biopsy result
    Nicola A Lewis
    Department of Pediatric Surgical Services, Children s Hospital of Buffalo, and the State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York 14222, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 38:412-6; discussion 412-6. 2003
    ..The authors hypothesized that key features in the history, physical examination, and radiographic evaluation would allow us to avoid unnecessary rectal biopsies...
  31. ncbi request reprint The respiratory advantage of laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication
    Colin J Powers
    Department of Pediatric Surgical Services and the Miniature Access Surgery Center, Children s Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14222, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 38:886-91. 2003
    ..The authors hypothesized that laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication provides postoperative respiratory advantages in neurologically normal children as well as those with mental retardation or profound neurologic impairment...
  32. ncbi request reprint 'High' anorectal malformation in boys
    Marc A Levitt
    J Pediatr Surg 38:826; author reply 826. 2003