Faisal Salim

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Tension gastrothorax is herniation of abdominal viscera, stomach in particular, into the thorax that can simulate acute tension pneumothorax. This case reports an acute condition in which percutaneous needle decompression of the distended stomach, through the chest wall, allowed rapid decompression of the tension gastrothorax. After thoracotomy and repair(More)
Morbidity after paediatric epidural anaesthesia is unusual. We report a case of transient motor nerve root block in an eleven years old girl receiving epidural analgesia postoperatively following anterior instrumented spinal fusion for scoliosis. The epidural catheter was placed within the T8-T9 inter-space under general anaesthesia. Postoperatively the(More)
Objective: To compare ultrasound guided technique with palpation technique for radial artery cannulation to estimate time of procedure and number of cannulas used. Study Design: Randomized controlled trial. Results: Mean age was 46.06 ± 18.2 years. Mean time for cannulation in group A was 35.6 ± 17.3 seconds and in group B was 34.9 ± 194s econds. Mean(More)
We present a case of breast cancer in the massive weight loss patient. In the light of the PIP implant scandal, the patient demanded an autologous reconstructive solution. We describe our surgical approach towards this unique problem and share our experience of performing a DIEP reconstruction using a fleur-de-lis pattern.
The inferior dermal flap technique with the Wise pattern skin resection has been used in the authors practice, mainly in patients who required bilateral or unilateral risk-reducing mastectomy for prophylaxis. The versatility of this procedure allowed the senior authors (MPS and PL) to extend its applicability for vertical scar augmentation–mastopexy in(More)
Objective: To find the frequency of difficult and failed intubation in apparently normal patients undergoing elective surgery. We also aimed to look at sensitivity and specificity of Mallampatti classification in our population. Study Design: Cross sectional study. Place and Duration of Study: Combined Military Hospital, Rawalpindi and Multan from 1st May(More)
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