Malak B. Bokhari

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Robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery (RALS) is evolving as an important surgical approach in the field of colorectal surgery. We aimed to evaluate the learning curve for RALS procedures involving resections of the rectum and rectosigmoid. A series of 50 consecutive RALS procedures were performed between August 2008 and September 2009. Data were entered(More)
The simultaneous occurrence of colorectal malignancy with pelvic kidney is unusual. We report a case of locally advanced rectal cancer stage III disease, T3N2M0, with a pelvic kidney complicating adjuvant radiation therapy. We recommend preoperative evaluation of the pelvic kidney to allow for its protection by translocation or heterotopic autologous(More)
Single-incision laparoscopic colectomy (SILC) is an emerging procedure in the field of minimally invasive colon and rectal surgery. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and feasibility of this procedure. Between July 2009 and April 2010, SILC was performed for 35 patients presenting with pathology of the colon. Surgical procedures included(More)
PURPOSE Elderly patients frequently develop lower gastro-intestinal bleeding secondary to diverticulosis. This select group of patients potentially tolerates blood loss poorly, often have coexisting cardiovascular morbidity, and may not tolerate surgical intervention. Thus, optimal management of elderly patients with diverticular hemorrhage remains(More)
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