Hussam Yousef

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BACKGROUND The laparoscopic approach for adrenalectomy is now widely accepted and preferred over the conventional open approach. We describe our experience of adreanalectomy and compare the results of open and laparoscopic approach. PATIENTS AND METHODS From March 1999 to March 2002, we performed 23 adrenalectomies. An anterior transabdominal approach was(More)
The development of disseminated (miliary) abdominal tuberculosis (TB) in patients following operations which affect their immunity, such as laparoscopic gastric bypass, is rare. The authors report the case of middle aged woman, who a few months after undergoing laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery for morbid obesity (body mass index 49), presented with(More)
Our ability to identify germline variants in hereditary cancer cases remains challenged by the incomplete cataloging of relevant genes and lack of consensus on who should be tested. We designed a panel [hereditary oncogenesis predisposition evaluation (HOPE)] that encompasses most of the genes known to be associated with cancer development and tested its(More)
We collected management information from the 1996 referral documents of 100 consecutive patients who came to us for continued treatment of breast cancer. Major deficiencies were noted with regard to clinical assessment, surgery, and pathology. Since 1997 we have intensified our personnel contacts with referring surgeons, and we have performed outreach(More)
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