Khurshid Alam Wani

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INTRODUCTION Most of the abdominal hydatid cysts occur in liver. Extrahepatic hydatid cyst is usually secondary to rupture (operative and non-operative) of the hepatic hydatid cyst. Primary extrahepatic hydatid cysts are rare and only a few sporadic cases have been reported. MATERIAL AND METHODS One hundred and eighty-three patients with abdominal hydatid(More)
Meckel's diverticulum is a true intestinal diverticulum that results from the failure of the vitelline duct to obliterate during the fifth week of fetal development. In about 50% cases, it contains ectopic or heterotopic tissue which can be the cause of complications. A systematic review of literature was undertaken to study the history, incidence,(More)
BACKGROUND Early prognostic evaluation of patients with peritonitis is desirable to select high-risk patients for intensive management and also to provide a reliable objective classification of severity and operative risk. This study attempts to evaluate the use of scoring systems such as Acute Physiological and Chronic Health Evaluation score (APACHE II)(More)
High incidence of thyroid cancer worldwide indicates the importance of studying genetic alterations that lead to its carcinogenesis. Specific acquired RAS mutations have been found to predominate in different cancers, and HRAS T81C polymorphism has been determined to contribute the risk of various cancers, including thyroid cancer. We screened the exons 1(More)
Primary extrahepatic hydatid cysts are rare, and primary splenic hydatid cysts even more so, constituting 2% to 3.5% of all hydatid cysts. We report here a case series of isolated splenic hydatid cysts. Case records of 382 adult patients of abdominal hydatid cysts were analyzed; eight of them (2%; aged 23 to 45 years, 5 women and 3 men) had primary splenic(More)
BACKGROUND ESBL occur mostly in Enterobacteriaceae e.g. Escherichia coli. ESBLs are clinically important because they destroy cephalosporin's, work horse hospital antibiotics, given as first line agents to many severely ill patients. Delayed recognition and inappropriate treatment of severe infections caused by ESBL producers with cephalosporin has been(More)
Fecaloma is a mass of hardened feces being impacted mostly in rectum and sigmoid. The most common sites of the fecaloma is the sigmoid colon and the rectum. There are several causes of fecaloma and have been described in association with Hirschsprung's disease, psychiatric patients, Chagas disease, both inflammatory and neoplastic, and in patients suffering(More)
AIM To define optimum management of the pyogenic liver abscess and assess new trends in treatment. METHODS One hundred and sixty nine patients with pyogenic liver abscess managed at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Kashmir (India) from July 2001 to August 2006 were studied to evaluate and define the optimum treatment. RESULTS(More)