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AIMS To report the long term follow up of children with antenatally detected unilateral multicystic dysplastic kidney (MCDK) with documentation of complications, involution rate with time, and renal function at 10 years. METHODS Data were retrieved from a prospective regional registry of patients with MCDK between 1985 and 2004. Children were followed(More)
Vertebral hydatidosis is a relatively silent and slowly progressive disease with a latent period of many years. The prognosis for neurologic recovery in hydatid disease of the spine generally is regarded as poor and posterior surgical decompression is associated with a high recurrence rate. Reported here are the results after a long-term followup of four(More)
PURPOSE Fecal leakage after open lateral internal anal sphincterotomy for chronic anal fissure is common, but underreported. The aim of this study was to prospectively assess the physiologic and morphologic effects of sphincterotomy, comparing continent and incontinent patients after surgery. This group was further compared with an unselected group of(More)
Minor defects in continence following open lateral sphincterotomy are relatively common. This study prospectively assessed 28 patients undergoing lateral sphincterotomy for chronic anal fissure. There were substantial differences in both resting and squeeze anal pressures and vector volumes in the incontinent cohort when compared to the continent(More)
AIM The aim of the present study was to analyze serum lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] levels in Pakistani patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) and to find correlations between clinical characteristics and dyslipidaemias in these patients. METHODS Fasting blood samples were analyzed for Lp(a), total cholesterol, triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein(More)
As part of the search for alternatives to transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) attention has (re)turned to laser methods. We describe our experience with the currently available endoscopic beam deflection devices, particularly the Prolase II. 25 patients, generally with medical reasons to avoid TURP, and with proven bladder outlet obstruction(More)
Background: Chronic lower limb ischemia is a dreadful disease and may present with intermittent claudication, rest pain and ischemic gangrene. Apart from life style modification and treating risk factors either angioplasty and stenting or surgical bypass are the mainstay of treatment. For infrainguinal bypasses reversed saphenous venous grafts are the(More)
To assess the contribution of parenchymal hypertension to pain, pancreatic tissue pressures were measured intraoperatively in 17 patients with chronic pancreatitis and in four other patients undergoing pancreatic surgery (reference group). The technique involved direct fine needle cannulation of the pancreas using a flow infusion system, which measured(More)
We report two patients of metastatic retroperitoneal tumours from carcinoma of the bladder, one presenting with a retroperitoneal mass and the other with retroperitoneal fibrosis. Both cases had been previously treated by radiotherapy for invasive transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder and had no evident of recurrent tumour in the bladder during follow(More)