Abu Bakar Hafeez Bhatti

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Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) ranks second amongst all causes of cancer deaths globally. It is on a rise in Pakistan and might represent the most common cancer in adult males. Pakistan contributes significantly to global burden of hepatitis C, which is a known risk factor for HCC, and has one of the highest prevalence rates (>3%) in the world. In the(More)
Internal hernias are a rare cause of intestinal obstruction. Paraduodenal hernias are the most common type of internal hernias. Although small bowel obstruction is associated with internal hernias, large bowel obstruction is unique. The authors here report a case of left para duodenal hernia with simultaneous small and large bowel obstruction and gangrene.(More)
BACKGROUND Metastatic para aortic lymph nodes (PALN) in patients with peri ampullary cancer entail poor prognosis. Role of curative surgery in these patients remains debatable. The objective of the current study was to evaluate outcome after extended pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) in patients with and without positive PALN. METHODS We reviewed 65 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the outcome of living-donor liver transplant (LDLT) donors from the first liver transplant program in Pakistan. STUDY DESIGN Cohort study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, from April 2012 to August 2014. METHODOLOGY A total of 100 live donors who underwent hepatectomy were included.(More)
Adrenal angiomyolipoma is a rare tumour arising from the mesenchymal tissue containing fat cells. A 72 years old lady presented with right upper quadrant pain. She underwent laparotomy after relevant imaging and investigations and was found to have a right sided adrenal angiomyolipoma confirmed on histopathology, which was encasing the inferior vena cava(More)
Background. Concomitant vascular injury might adversely impact outcomes after iatrogenic bile duct injury (IBDI). Whether a new HPB center should embark upon repair of complex biliary injuries with associated vascular injuries during learning curve is unknown. The objective of this study was to determine outcome of surgical management of IBDI with and(More)
BACKGROUND As a quality assessment tool, failure to rescue (FTR) has been employed in various surgical specialties. However, its role in liver transplantation has only recently been explored. To the best of our knowledge, role of FTR in living donor liver transplant (LDLT) has not been assessed previously. The objective of the current study was to determine(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND Improving survival has been documented for oral squamous cell carcinoma in recent years. It is a common malignancy in Pakistan but survival outcomes have not been reported. The objective of this study was to determine survival and identify independent predictors in patients with oral squamous cell cancer in 2 different time periods. (More)