Mohamed Al Harbi

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OBJECTIVES To identify the microflora in the gallbladder of patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy for gallstones, and the antibiotic susceptibility pattern of the isolates, as well as the usefulness of Gram staining of bile at the time of operation. METHODS Bile samples were obtained from 112 patients undergoing elective laparoscopic(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the pre-operative predictors of morbidity and mortality of patients undergoing elective splenectomy for non-trauma indications. METHODS Analysis of 123 patients who underwent splenectomy at King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia between 1986-1996. Data collected included patients' demographic data, indication for(More)
Congenital esophageal stenosis CES is an uncommon anomaly that rarely goes undiagnosed until adulthood. We report 2 cases of CES. The first was a one-month-old baby boy who was referred for work up of swallowing disorder and recurrent pneumonias. The diagnosis was confirmed by a continuous fluoroscopic esophagogram, and endoscopic exploration. Simple(More)
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