Mansour A. Ali

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Background. Abdominoscrotal sonogram is often used in boys with a nonpalpable testis to determine the presence of the testis. We describe our experience with the use of ultrasonography in boys with a nonpalpable testis. Methods. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of boys aged less than 14 years, who underwent preoperative ultrasonography for an(More)
Background. Undescended testis is one of the most common urological problems in children, affecting about 1% of boys at age of 1 year. Of these, about 20% have a nonpalpable testis with a very high probability that the testis is absent. This may have a significant impact on the possibility of malignancy in these testes, as well as on the later fertility of(More)
Although laparoscopy is rapidly becoming the abdominal surgical modality of choice in adults, there are obstacles to its use in children. We analyzed our experience with pediatric laparoscopic surgery over the past 5 years, with particular emphasis on emergency procedures. We retrospectively evaluated the records of patients aged <14 years who had undergone(More)
Background: Foreign body (FB) ingestion by children is a common problem worldwide. Management may include endoscopic removal. This paper describes the clinical findings, sites and types of FBs, and outcomes in children who underwent endoscopic management of ingested FBs at our institution. The published literature regarding the management of FB ingestion in(More)
Background: Accurate estimates of the baseline incidence of childhood intussusception could help safety monitoring after introduction of rotavirus vaccines. Therefore, we studied the incidence of intussusception in the state of Qatar. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed cases of intussusception in children younger than 14 years. Children were treated(More)
Aim: To delineate the factors associated with operative reduction of intussusception, in contrast to enema reduction only without surgical intervention, in children aged less than 14 years. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the records of all children aged <14 years who experienced intussusception between 2002 and 2012 and were treated at a single(More)
Aim: Hypospadias is a relatively common male genital anomaly that may be caused by anomalies in maternal hormone levels and/or blood glucose levels as well as nutritional deficiencies. Maternal obesity, which increases the risk of diabetes, may alter hormone levels, and may thereby be associated with risk of hypospadias. This study was designed to determine(More)
Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome is common in adults; however, it is thought to be rare in children. The etiology and exact pathogenesis of this condition are poorly understood. The main presenting feature of solitary rectal ulcer syndrome is rectal bleeding, but the clinical diagnosis and treatment remain challenging, particularly in pediatric patients. We(More)
Background: Cryptorchidism is one of the most common genitourinary disorders in young boys. About 1% 2% of boys at age of 1 year have an undescended testis (UDT); this disorder is unilateral in about 90% of individuals and bilateral in about 10%. However, bilateral impalpable testes represent a special category that should be differentiated from anorchidism(More)
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