Helmy Tewfik Omar

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BACKGROUND Bancroftian filariasis is focally endemic in Egypt. There have been many reports of intraocular filariasis; the question of why one filarial nematode should cause ocular disease while another does not may be related to the behavior of the microfilaria and the location of the cross-reacting ocular antigen. METHODS A 35-year-old woman with a(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify patient and stricture characteristics predicting failure after direct vision internal urethrotomy (DVIU) for single and short (<2 cm) bulbar urethral strictures. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively analysed the records of adult patients who underwent DVIU between January 2002 and 2013. The patients' demographics and stricture(More)
Stone culture has been frequently investigated following percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) in the last decade. We aimed to crucially define the clinical role of stone culture in modifying the treatment plan in patients with postoperative sepsis. Between June 2012 and April 2013, a total of 79 consecutive PNL procedures were included. Perioperative data(More)
Bladder neck closure (BNC) is the ultimate bladder neck reconstruction. If reconstruction fails, closure must be considered as it gives the highest continence rate. The vast majority of BNCs are performed through an abdominal approach (either transvesical or extravesical approach), but perineal approach remains an option for BNC with considerable success(More)
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