Ahmed Shehta

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Laparoscopic liver resection has gained wide acceptance and is established as a safe alternative to open liver resection. Until now, there is no prospective randomized comparative study between laparoscopic and open liver resection. Previous comparative studies reported minor resections for peripheral tumors, and enrolled small numbers of(More)
Liver resection in cirrhotic patients reported to have higher morbidity and mortality rates compared to non-cirrhotic patients. Recently, there is increased acceptance of laparoscopic approach in liver surgery. However, few reports evaluated laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in cirrhotic patients. The aim of this study is(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity is a growing worldwide epidemic. There is association between obesity and pancreatic cancer risk. However, the impact of obesity on the outcome of pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) is controversial. The aim of this study was to elucidate effect of obesity on surgical outcomes of PD. STUDY DESIGN A case-control study. PATIENT AND METHODS We(More)
INTRODUCTION The differential diagnosis of hepatic cystic lesions is a challenging process especially in case of hepatic rhabdomyosarcoma (HRMS) presenting as hepatic cyst. PRESENTATION OF CASE We introduce our experience with a case of HRMS in a 3-year-old female patient who was misdiagnosed to have type IV-A choledochal cyst and definitive correct(More)
We report the first case series from Africa and the Middle East on choledochal cyst, a disease which shows significant geographical distribution with high incidence in the Asian population. In this study, the epidemiological data of the patients are presented and analyzed. Attention was paid to diagnostic imaging and its accuracy in the diagnosis and(More)
We report our experience with potential donors for living donor liver transplantation (LDLT), which is the first report from an area where there is no legalized deceased donation program. This is a single center retrospective analysis of potential living donors (n = 1004) between May 2004 and December 2012. This report focuses on the analysis of causes,(More)
OBJECTIVE Egypt is one of the hot spots in the international map of Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), which is where hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is the major risk factor in development of HCC (80%). Due to low organ donation rates and lack of deceased liver transplantation, hepatic resection is the main line of treatment for HCC patients with sufficient(More)
BACKGROUND Although the mortality and morbidity of pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) have improved significantly over the past years, the concerns for elderly patients undergoing PD are still present. Furthermore, the frequency of PD is increasing because of the increasing proportion of elderly patients and the increasing incidence of periampullary tumors. This(More)
INTRODUCTION The early hepatic venous outflow obstruction (HVOO) is a rare but serious complication after liver transplantation, which may result in graft loss. We report a case of early HVOO after living donor liver transplantation, which was managed by ectopic placement of foley catheter. PRESENTATION A 51 years old male patient with end stage liver(More)
PURPOSE Liver resection is the main treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with sufficient liver reserve. However, the long-term outcomes are dismal because the recurrence rate is high, especially in cirrhotic patients. The role of platelets as a predictive factor for HCC recurrence is still controversial. The aim of this study was to assess(More)