Essam Al Shail

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OBJECTIVE To emphasize the potential complications of a retained orbital wooden foreign body (WFB) and the rationale of a surgical technique. DESIGN Two interventional case reports. PARTICIPANTS Two patients sustained an orbital WFB injury. Both patients had ocular complications despite repeated attempts to remove the suspected residues. INTERVENTION(More)
We examined 11 heatstroke patients (mean rectal temperature 41.4 +/- 0.3 degrees C) and 40 healthy subjects to determine the effects of hyperthermia on peripheral blood leukocyte distribution. Precooling samples were taken on admission. Whole blood was incubated with conjugated monoclonal antibodies, and erythrocytes were eliminated by FACS lysing solution.(More)
INTRODUCTION Medulloblastoma is one of the most common pediatric brain malignancies. The usual presenting clinical features are related to posterior fossa syndrome or/and hydrocephalus. Cauda equina syndrome is a very rare presentation for this disease. CASE PRESENTATION We describe the case of a three-year-old boy with cauda equina syndrome as the(More)
The ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt is a common procedure in pediatric neurosurgery that carries a risk of complications at cranial and abdominal sites. We report on the case of a child with shunt infection and malfunction. The peritoneal catheter was tethered within the abdominal cavity, precluding its removal. Subsequently, laparoscopic exploration(More)
We report a cystic cerebellar astrocytoma with a mural nodule that contained an additional focus of astrocytoma with the histological features of anaplasia, and showed up to 48% of aneuploid and 3% S-phase cells on flow cytometry. This focus was detectable on the enhanced, as well as non-enhanced T1 and T2 images. This appears to be the first case of(More)
Turcot syndrome (TS) is a rare hereditary disorder clinically characterized by the occurrence of primary tumors of the colon and the central nervous system (CNS). Here we present the case of an 11-year-old boy with a synchronous clinical presentation of both glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and colonic adenocarcinoma. A molecular genetic study revealed(More)
The authors report here a 3-year-old boy with localized absence of calvarial bones (partial acalvaria/hypocalvaria), associated with unique sagittal calcified bone and craniosynostosis. This major skull deformation led to a prominent protrusion of the cerebral hemisphere and other significant parenchymal changes that were well demonstrated by neuro-imaging.(More)
December 2004. Twelve-month old girl presented with recurrent subcutaneous lesion in the left parietal region, one year after excision of a "benign" tumor. An MRI demonstrated left temporo-parietal skull tumor infiltrating the soft tissue, surrounding craniotomy flap, and extending to the brain parenchyma. Biopsy revealed biphasic neoplasm displaying nests(More)
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