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Congenital hernia of Morgagni in infants and children.
  • A. Al-Salem
  • Medicine
  • Journal of pediatric surgery
  • 1 September 2007
TLDR
A high index of suspicion is recommended to obviate delay in diagnosis with its associated morbidity, and surgical repair even in asymptomatic patients is recommended. Expand
Indications and complications of splenectomy for children with sickle cell disease.
  • A. Al-Salem
  • Medicine
  • Journal of pediatric surgery
  • 1 November 2006
TLDR
With good perioperative management, splenectomy in children with SCA is not only safe, but also beneficial in treating SA, reducing the patients' transfusion requirements, eliminating the risks of ASSC, and eliminating the discomfort and mechanical pressure of the enlarged spleen. Expand
Congenital pyloric atresia and associated anomalies
  • A. Al-Salem
  • Medicine
  • Pediatric Surgery International
  • 28 March 2007
TLDR
The medical records of all patients with the diagnosis of CPA treated at the authors' hospital were retrospectively reviewed for: age at diagnosis, sex, presenting symptoms, history of polyhydramnios, diagnosis, associated anomalies, operative findings, treatment and outcome. Expand
Splenic Complications of Sickle Cell Anemia and the Role of Splenectomy
TLDR
This review is based on the experience in the management of 173 children with various splenic complications of SCA necessitating splenectomy, which found that splenomegaly persist necessitatingSplenectomy for a variety of reasons including acute splenic sequestration crisis, hypersplenism, massive splenic infarction and splenic abscess. Expand
Congenital Morgagni's hernia: a national multicenter study.
TLDR
A laparoscopic-assisted approach to repair Congenital Morgagni's hernia is associated with a shorter operative time, an earlier commencement of feeds, less requirement for postoperative analgesia, a shorter hospital stay, and better cosmetic appearance. Expand
Sonographic assessment of spleen size in Saudi patients with sickle cell disease.
TLDR
Ulasonography is a simple, safe and accurate method of assessing splenic size in patients with sickle cell disease and confirms the effect of HbF on persistence of splenomegaly in SCD patients. Expand
Congenital pancreatic cyst: diagnosis and management.
TLDR
A variety of procedures were described to treat congenital pancreatic cyst depending on its location and feasibility, and 2 cases of true congenital pancreatectomy are reported. Expand
Splenectomy in patients with sickle-cell disease.
TLDR
With careful perioperative management and proper follow-up, splenectomy in patients with SCD is beneficial in reducing their transfusion requirements and its attendant risks, eliminating the discomfort from mechanical pressure of the enlarged spleen, avoiding the risks of ASSC, and managing splenic abscess. Expand
Congenital spigelian hernia and cryptorchidism: cause or coincidence?
TLDR
Two infants with SH in 1-week and 3-month-old male infants also had an ipsilateral undescended testis (UDT), and the significance of this association is discussed. Expand
Congenital H-type tracheoesophageal fistula: a national multicenter study
TLDR
H-type TEF is very rare and commonly presents with recurrent chest infection, chocking and coughing during feeds and cyanosis and Physicians caring for these patients should be aware of this and a high index of suspicion is of paramount importance to avoid delay in diagnosis with its associated morbidity. Expand
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