The control of blood and fluid volume in patients undergoing open heart surgery, both while on the heart-lung oxygenator and during the post-operative 3 days, is considered.
The increasing number of cases of phaeochromocytoma reported in childhood is indicated.
The simple screening 'cat' (blood pressure) test for detecting catecholamines in the urine of patients with a suspected phaeochromocytoma has a number of advantages.
Intrathoracic duplications of the foregut were considered in the past as pathological curiosities. In fact they are not uncommon.