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OBJECTIVE To review all cases of valvular heart disease during pregnancy in a regional Saudi-Arabian population between 1993-1997, determine its incidence, contributing factors and its effect on the outcome of pregnancy. METHODS A retrospective study of 33,200 cases between 1993-1997 performed over a period of 5 years in the Department of Obstetrics and… (More)
Thirty-three cases of 1,500 spontaneously-aborted foetuses showed hepatic calcifications. The exact location of these calcifications were confirmed by contrast studies, anatomic dissection, and further histology when necessary. Of them, 18 were calcified hepatic vein thrombi (CHVT), 12 were calcified portal vein thrombi (CPVT), 2 were parenchymal… (More)
The association of antiphospholipid antibodies (APA) or lupus anticoagulant (LA) and recurrent fetal loss (RFL) is well established; however, the spectrum of pregnancy outcome in relation to various therapeutic approaches versus placebo is unknown. We studied 49 women with RFL, 14 with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) 13 of whom without a history of RFL, and… (More)
If a woman with previous ectopic pregnancy ever gets pregnant again, the risk of a repeat ectopic pregnancy is said to be 4-fold. We present a rare case of 7 recurrent ectopic pregnancies in a 39-year-old Saudi woman, together with a literature review of the reproductive performance after recurrent ectopic pregnancy.
The use of contraceptives can have an impact on better spacing between children, better child care, improvement of children's health and preservation of the mother's health. In this study 2675 Saudi women attending a gynaecology out-patient clinic were interviewed about their contraceptive practices. The majority of the women (56.0%) were using or had used… (More)
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Cervical incompetence is a condition traditionally treated by cervical cerclage. We describe a patient who had 6 failed cervical cerclages and who was treated with transabdominal cervicoisthmic cerclage. There were no intra-operative or post-operative complications and the patient was regularly reviewed in the antenatal clinic by a senior physician and with… (More)
The Plastibell technique is a simple, satisfactory and easily learned method of circumcision. It is important to stress the practicality of this method in the neonatal period, thus reducing both emotional trauma and financial cost of admission at a later date.
Conventionally, adnexal pathology in pediatric patients is treated by open laparotomy. As laparoscopic procedures are constantly finding wider application in pediatric surgery, the female child presenting with a suspected acute or chronic ovarian lesion may be an ideal candidate for laparoscopic surgery. From June 1994 to June 1996, eight girls aged 4… (More)