Ismail Ibrahim Matalka

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Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis is a rare disease of the breast. Clinically and radiologically it may mimic breast carcinoma. Awareness of surgeons, pathologists, and radiologists is essential to avoid unnecessary mastectomies. Data regarding 24 patients with histologically confirmed idiopathic granulomatous mastitis treated at our center over 8 years(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of the paper was to highlight the clinicopathological features of urinary bladder cancer in Jordan as a model for the Middle East. Only scattered reports from this region are currently available. METHODS A total of 115 patients with bladder cancer were managed at our hospital, between the years 1994 and 2000. Transitional cell(More)
BACKGROUND The genetic diversity of Helicobacter pylori can be analyzed at two different levels: the genomic variation between strains originating from different individuals, and the variation in bacterial populations within an individual host. We reported for the first time the H. pylori genotypes in Jordanian patients with gastrointestinal diseases. (More)
Bladder cancer accounts for nearly 5% of all newly diagnosed cancers in Jordan, with a much higher frequency in males. Recent studies have shown that activating mutations in FGFR3 are the most common findings in non-invasive low grade bladder tumors. In this study, we, retrospectively, investigated a cohort of 121 bladder cancer patients with various grades(More)
BACKGROUND Sources of reports about laparoscopic and percutaneous treatment of liver hydatid cysts are limited to just a few countries. To address the reason behind this, we carried out a survey of 30 surgeons in northern Jordan. METHODS A questionnaire was distributed to collect data regarding the surgical technique preferred by each surgeon. Further(More)
OBJECTIVE To present our experience with tuberculous mastitis to increase the awareness of surgeons, pathologists and radiologists about this rare disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS Records of nine patients with tuberculous mastitis were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS Tuberculous mastitis was seen in 0.6% of our patients with surgically treated mammary(More)
BACKGROUND The Jordan Cancer Registry was established in 1996, since which time all cases of cancer have been reported and registered. We have used this registry to perform the first analysis of skin cancer in northern Jordan and to compare our findings with those of published reports from other regions. METHODS All histopathologically proven cases of(More)
INTRODUCTION Gastro Intestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) is the most common mesenchymal tumor of the gastrointestinal tract (GI). GIST that arises primarily outside the GI tract is termed Extragastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (EGIST). To the best of our knowledge, few cases of EGIST in the abdominal wall were reported. PRESENTATION OF CASE We present a rare case(More)
PURPOSE To assess high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) prevalence, and genotype distribution in invasive cervical cancer (CC) and its precursors in Jordanian patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 124 different specimens of formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded samples, including 18 low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (LSILs), 28 high grade(More)