Mansour Ahmed Tawfeeq

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PURPOSE Positron emission tomography/computerized tomography (PET/CT) scan provides both functional and anatomical information in a single diagnostic test. It has the potential to be a valuable tool in the evaluation of pediatric abdominal tumors. The goal of this study is to report our early experience with this technology. METHODS Children who underwent(More)
Laparoscopic splenectomy has been performed with an average of 4 trocars since the early 1990s, and it has become the gold standard for elective splenectomy. Recently, single-port laparoscopic (SPL) surgery has emerged as an alternative to multiport laparoscopy, but SPL splenectomy in a patient with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) has not been(More)
BACKGROUND: Totally implantable venous access port system (Port-A-cath) is widely used in pediatric cancer patients. However, port-A-cath is not free of complications that may necessitate device removal and consequently delay in chemotherapy. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we investigated the indications for Port-A-cath removal and the underling possible risk(More)
The success of a pediatric kidney transplantation program can only be judged by reviewing its results. We aim to audit our short-term outcome of pediatric kidney transplantation at the King Fahad Specialist Hospital-Dammam. A retrospective chart review was performed to collect data about recipient demographics, etiology of end-stage kidney disease, type of(More)
Background: Multiple renal artery (MRA) kidneys represent a special challenge for surgeons, during both donor nephrectomy and renal transplantation. AIMS This study aims to evaluate both donors and recipients outcomes of laparoscopically procured dual renal artery (DRA) kidneys. Patients and Methods: We reviewed the medical records of all living kidney(More)
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