Haitham El-Kaffas

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OBJECTIVE We attempted to examine the success rate of varicocele ligation when performed for the treatment of pain and to evaluate all the predictor factors that may affect the resolution of pain. PATIENTS AND METHODS From January 2008 to January 2011, a total 152 patients presented with painful varicocele to our out-patient clinic. While waiting for(More)
BACKGROUND The current standard of care is to perform a postoperative gastrografin study following laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) to detect leakage or obstruction. This study evaluated the usefulness of this routine procedure. METHODS A retrospective chart review was performed in December 2012. All patients had routine intraoperative methylene blue(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic correction of perforated peptic ulcer (PPU) has become an accepted way of management. Patch omentoplasty stayed for decades the main method of repair. The goal of the present study was to evaluate whether laparoscopic simple repair of PPU is as safe as patch omentoplasty. METHODS Since June 2005, 179 consecutive patients of PPU(More)
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