Altaf Hussain Shera

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AIM The aim of this study was to highlight various anomalies associated with undescended testis and to determine how much work up is necessary for this condition. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study was conducted in the department of Pediatric Surgery SKIMS Srinagar, Kashmir. All patients between 0-14 years of age who attended out patient department (OPD) from(More)
Choledochal cyst is a surgical problem usually related to infancy and childhood. Despite advancements in management, a large number of cases still present during adulthood. The clinical course and outcome in children varies from that in adults. This study focuses on these variations in terms of presentation, management, histopathology, and outcome. An(More)
INTRODUCTION Surgery for hypospadias has been continuously evolving, implying thereby that no single technique is perfect and suitable for all types of hypospadias. Snodgrass technique is presently the most common surgical procedure performed for hypospadias. MATERIALS AND METHODS We analysed the results of tunica vaginalis flap (TVF) as an additional(More)
OBJECTIVE Appendicitis is the most common abdominal emergency usually requiring surgery in the pediatric age group. Diagnosis of acute appendicitis can at times be difficult, especially in children. A failure to diagnose can lead to a progression of disease with its associated morbidity and mortality. The authors used a modification of Alvarado scoring(More)
BACKGROUND One quarter of the world's population is known to be infected with ascariasis. It is endemic in various parts of the Indian subcontinent with a high incidence in the Kashmir valley. Although intestinal obstruction is the commonest complication of ascariasis in children, biliary ascariasis remains the second most common complication. We aimed to(More)
A juxtaglomerular cell tumor or reninoma is a very rare renin-secreting tumor of the kidney and can be an unusual cause of secondary hypertension. We report a case of recurrence of this uncommon tumor at the hilum of left kidney in an 8-year-old male child.
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the pattern of periurethral bacterial flora in uncircumcised boys and to evaluate the effect of circumcision on alteration of periurethral uropathogenic bacterial flora. MATERIALS AND METHODS Pattern of periurethral bacterial flora before and after circumcision was studied prospectively in 124 boys. The(More)
BACKGROUND Small bowel obstruction is the commonest surgical emergency encountered in childhood. We observed that intestinal obstruction caused by ascariasis is one of the leading causes of death in our children and consumes a major portion of our hospital resources. Other causes include intussusception, adhesions, volvulus, hernias, and worm obstruction.(More)
Choledochal cysts of the cystic duct are extremely unusual and only single case reports are documented in the literature. The widely used Todani classification does not include such type of lesions. We present a case of a young girl with a cystic duct choledochal cyst diagnosed preoperatively and confirmed intraoperatively. Due to the site and mass effect(More)
Objective. Present study was undertaken to compare the results of two single stage hypospadias repairs, namely, Tubularized Incised Plate (TIP) repair and Mathieu's repair. Methods. The study included 100 patients of distal penile hypospadias, from January, 2008 to January, 2013. After a detailed history, local examination was performed with reference to(More)