Hassan S. Zaki

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PURPOSE To analyze the indication, complications and outcome of vagus nerve stimulation in intractable childhood epilepsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the data of 69 children who had insertion of vagal nerve stimulator (VNS) between June 1995 and August 2006 for medically intractable epilepsy. Outcome was based on the Engel's(More)
Cadmium (Cd) stimulates the production of reactive oxygen species and causes tissue damage. We investigated here the protective effect of Physalis peruviana L. (family Solanaceae) against cadmium-induced testes toxicity in rats. Twenty-eight Wistar albino rats were used. They were divided into four groups (n = 7). Group 1 was used as control. Group 2 was(More)
Malignant gliomas of the brain typically exhibit on CT or MRI a strong peripheral contrast enhancement area with a variable central zone of necrosis. These tumours are not known to change their radiological appearance and contrast enhancement pattern under systemic steroid treatment--a feature usually associated with primary CNS lymphoma. We report two(More)
Clear cell meningiomas are rare meningioma variants and are recognized as World Health Organization grade II tumours. They may be difficult to manage given their propensity to recur early especially if present in surgically challenging locations. We describe a rare case of a fourth ventricular clear cell meningioma without dural attachment in a 14-year-old(More)
Aims and method were to assess the current practice in paediatric tumour management by the departments of neurosurgery and oncology, compare these with nationally agreed recommendations and examine for areas of improvement. Patient records were identified from departmental databases - 30 patients treated from October 2004 to May 2006. Factors assessed(More)
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