Mahmoud I Al-Ardah

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We review an interesting case of elective colonoscopy for rectal bleeding in a 68-year-old woman complicated by splenic rupture. She was managed by aggressive fluid and blood resuscitation followed by splenectomy. She had a smooth recovery and was discharged home 4 days after admission. The extreme rarity and interesting clinical course of the patient are(More)
INTRODUCTION Lumbar hernia is a rare condition with fewer than 300 cases reported in the literature. It arises through posterolateral abdominal wall defects, named the inferior triangle (Petit) and superior triangle (Grynfelt). It can be congenital or acquired, primary or secondary, peritoneal or extraperitoneal, reducible or complicated. PRESENTATION OF(More)
Five patients, four brothers and their paternal aunt, presented with a history of overt hyperthyroidism and goiter. Hyperthyroidism in this family was remarkable for its poor response to carbimazole (30–50 mg/d). The thyroid ultrasound showed a diffusely enlarged gland in all the affected members, and thyroid stimulating antibodies (TSAB) were negative.(More)
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