Radwan Kassir

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INTRODUCTION Currarino syndrome (CS) is characterized by the triad of anorectal malformations, sacral bone defects, and presacral mass in which an autosomal dominant inheritance has been described. The surgical community has a little no knowledge of CS in adults, apart from, perhaps, a small number of paediatric surgeons. Therefore, we sought to describe(More)
INTRODUCTION Although diverticular disease of the duodenum and colon is frequent, the jejuno-ileal diverticulosis (JOD) is an uncommon entity. The perforation of the small bowel diverticula can be fatal due to the delay in diagnosis. PRESENTATION OF CASE We report the case of a 79-year-old man presenting with generalized abdominal pain and altered bowel(More)
Metastatic meningioma is a rare situation. We conducted a retrospective study from our databases and identified cases of metastatic meningioma. We report three presentations of patients with medical history of surgical removal of meningioma presenting several years later a liver tumor with bone metastasis or multiple lung tumors. These observations(More)
Laparoscopy is a common procedure in bariatric surgery. Serious complications can occur during laparoscopic entry as reported by Ahmad et al. (Cochrane Database Syst Rev 15:2, 2012). Several techniques, instruments, and approaches to minimize the risk of injury (the bowel, bladder, major abdominal vessels, and an anterior abdominal wall vessel) have been(More)
The repair of inguinal hernia has been a controversial issue in surgical practice since its conception. The article demonstrates that use of 3 mm instruments can be incorporated in Laparoscopic hernia repair. The second aim of this article is that use of TAP block (Transverse abdominal plane block) without curare is efficient, safe and reproducible.
UNLABELLED Laparoscopic hernia repair is more difficult than open hernia repair. The totally extraperitoneal procedure with 3 trocars on the midline is more comfortable for the surgeon. We studied the impact of the length between the umbilicus and the pubis on the totally extraperitoneal procedure (95 hernias operated on in 70 patients). This length did not(More)
Fistula is the most fearsome complication after sleeve gastrectomy. The outcome depends on early and timely diagnosis. C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) have not been extensively evaluated in this context. This study aimed to evaluate the interest of C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) assay for the early detection of gastric(More)
BACKGROUND Sutureless valves have recently enabled closed chest aortic valve replacement. This paper evaluates the feasibility of a robotic telemanipulation during thoracoscopic sutureless aortic valve implantation in cadavers. METHODS Cadavers were prepared with a five thoracosopic trocar setting, with a transthoracic clamp inserted in the first right(More)
PURPOSE Simple non-parasitic hepatic cysts (NPHC) are relatively frequent and often asymptomatic. When symptomatic, surgery is recommended. Most patients can be treated with laparoscopic deroofing. However, recurrence rate varies greatly, and there is no consensus on the optimal approach for symptomatic recurrences. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective(More)
The epidemic in obesity has led to an increase in number of so called bariatric procedures. Doctors are less comfortable managing an obese patient after bariatric surgery. Peri-operative mortality is less than 1%. The specific feature in the obese patient is that the classical signs of peritoneal irritation are never present as there is no abdominal wall(More)