Anies A. Mahomed

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We present the results of a 6-year review of appendicitis. In the event of diagnostic doubt, a policy of active observation was instituted. This review endorses the validity of such a policy, indicating that it does not expose patients to increased morbidity. Data were collected prospectively over a 6-year period on 1,479 children admitted with suspected(More)
AIM To determine whether elective laparoscopic appendicectomy is justified for chronic right iliac fossa (RIF) pain of undetermined origin. METHODS A retrospective audit of all laparoscopic appendicectomies between January 1997 and August 2003 was performed. The expanded medical audit system (EMAS) and a Microsoft Access database of operative records were(More)
A. J. A. Holland et al. (Pediatr Surg Int 1997, 12: 353±355) are entirely correct in stating that partial splenectomy has replaced total splenectomy in the management of benign, non-parasitic splenic cysts. Whilst there is general agreement with the conservative approach, a variety of options exist. We have had success with three cases managed by splenic(More)
Paraovarian cysts account for 10% of adnexal masses and are most common in the 3rd and 4th decades of life. They vary from small asymptomatic lesions to larger cysts, which may undergo hemorrhage or torsion. Children are rarely affected, and the diagnosis—particularly if pain presents in the right lower quadrant—may be difficult because the differentials(More)
The contemporary management of children with unilateral multicystic dysplastic kidney remains controversial. With the potential risks of hypertension, infection, and malignant transformation of the dysplastic kidney, conservative management necessitates long-term review with frequent ultrasound scans, urine analyses, and blood pressure checks. Operative(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this paper is to demonstrate that laparoscopy can successfully diagnose otherwise elusive Meckel's diverticuli and at the same time offer a therapeutic access for successful resection. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two patients with anemia of unknown cause and a further patient with acute small bowel obstruction underwent diagnostic(More)
A best evidence topic was constructed according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was: In children undergoing umbilical hernia repair is a rectus sheath block (RSB) better than local anaesthetic infiltration of the surgical site, at reducing post-operative pain? From a total of 34 papers, three studies provided the best available evidence on(More)
Background. Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) has been highlighted in the recent literature as a means of performing a range of common, minimal access, paediatric surgical procedures. The primary attraction is the absence of visible scarring. Aim. This study aims to describe a cosmetically advantageous means of SILS port placement in children,(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The popularity of the transumbilical approach for the treatment of infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis has increased over recent years mainly because of its superior cosmetic result. However, delivering a large pyloric tumor through a small incision can be technically demanding and is associated with significant complications.(More)
The aim of the study was to review our experience with single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) and to compare costs and operative time to standard laparoscopic surgery (SLS). A prospectively collected database of operative times and costs was analysed for the years 2008-2011. SILS cases were compared to standard laparoscopy on a procedure-matched basis.(More)