Abdul Gani Ahanger

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BACKGROUND Popliteal artery injuries pose a serious threat to limb survival. Blunt trauma appears to be associated with a higher amputation rate than penetrating trauma, probably because of the more extensive nature of the injuries. METHODS Two hundred seventy-two cases of popliteal artery injury were studied retrospectively from 1989 to 2001, a warlike(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal duration of preoperative anti-helminths for prevention of recurrences in pulmonary hydatidosis is unclear, although 1-3 weeks of therapy is routinely used. METHODS Forty-five patients of pulmonary hydatid disease were randomly assigned into four groups to receive either 0, 2, 4 or 8 weeks of preoperative albendazole (ABZ) and(More)
ECRG1 (esophageal cancer related gene 1) is a novel candidate member of the tumor suppressor gene family previously found to be down regulated in human esophageal cancer (ESCC). So far no evidence regarding the role of the ECRG1 gene in this cancer has been reported from the Kashmir valley, located on the border of the high risk 'esophageal cancer belt'. A(More)
BACKGROUND Missile vascular injuries have reached an epidemic proportion in Kashmir valley since the eruption of militancy. The present study was undertaken to analyze the mode, pattern, presentation, and management of missile vascular injuries. METHODS A retrospective study of patients with missile vascular injury from January 1990 to October 2008 was(More)
Myxomas are the most common type of cardiac tumours in all age groups accounting for one-third to one-half of cases at postmortum and for about three quarter of tumours treated surgically. Most atrial myxomas, whether left or right, arise from the atrial septum. About 10% have other sites of origin, particularly posterior wall, anterior wall and the(More)
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