Abdul Hakim Malik

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BACKGROUND This study examined one surgeon's practice to determine the place of laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery. METHODS Some 365 patients undergoing elective colorectal cancer resection (219 colonic, 146 rectal) were studied prospectively. Early (1994-1997; 104 patients), middle (1998-2001; 112) and late (2002-2005; 149) cohorts were analysed with(More)
OBJECTIVE Bleeding from stapled colonic stapled anastomoses is rare, but occasionally may be severe enough to require re-operation, with associated morbidity. Endoscopic therapy is a potential alternative. METHOD We examined a large 15-year prospective series of patients who had undergone colorectal resection with stapled anastomosis. We reviewed the(More)
The mega cisterna magna is one cause of a midline, extra-axial, posterior fossa cyst. The computed tomographic features and differential diagnosis of midline posterior fossa cystic structures are reviewed, and the clinical features of the mega cisterna magna are discussed. We describe a method of metrizamide cisternography and report a case of mega cisterna(More)
OBJECTIVES To report a case of perinatal tuberculosis that appeared on the 21st day of life of an infant born to a mother with latent tuberculosis. CLINICAL PRESENTATION AND INTERVENTION A preterm male infant was born by spontaneous vertex delivery at 33 weeks gestational age to a 33-year-old primiparous Philippine woman. The infant was well until the(More)
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