Salem Al-Hamali

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PURPOSE Embolism is believed to be the major cause of end-organ damage after angioplasty and endoluminal procedures. Recently, Doppler ultrasound scanning has been used to detect asymptomatic cerebral emboli. We determined whether asymptomatic embolic signals (ES) could be detected distal to a significant iliac artery stenosis of >60% both before and soon(More)
BACKGROUND Incidental gallbladder cancer (IGC) is an infrequent possibility in patients undergoing cholecystectomies. Routine histologic examination of all gallbladder specimens is the current approach to detect this disease. Our study presents the influence of age to perform a selective histologic analysis. METHODS A retrospective review was conducted of(More)
IMPORTANCE Subtotal cholecystectomy (SC) is a procedure that removes portions of the gallbladder when structures of the Calot triangle cannot be safely identified in "difficult gallbladders." OBJECTIVE To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate current studies and present an evidence-based assessment of the outcomes for the techniques(More)
Groin vessels are most commonly used to obtain vascular access for angiography because of their size and accessibility. Haemostasis at the puncture site can be achieved with manual compression alone or by using a vascular closure device. We highlight the case of a 68-year-old woman who developed acute claudication in the right leg after a routine diagnostic(More)
Angiomyolipomas are benign mesenchymal tumours originating from the kidney and adrenals. They are rare tumours that can be sporadic and isolated or occur as a part of tuberous sclerosis. These tumours have a high content in the cells, which is pathognomonic for diagnosis using ultrasonography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Atypical(More)
Primary pyomyositis is a pyogenic infection of skeletal muscle with abscess formation, which traditionally lacks an identifiable cause. We present a case of pyomyositis for which a cause was established. This was largely due to the fact that the patient was young and fit, enabling him to survive such overwhelming sepsis long enough for cycling of his(More)
INTRODUCTION We report our experience with extended right hemicolectomy (ERH) and left hemicolectomy (LH) for the treatment of cancers located between the distal transverse and the proximal descending colon, and compare postoperative morbidity, mortality, pathological results and survival for the two techniques. METHODS A retrospective review was(More)
INTRODUCTION Adequate lymph node retrieval is important in colorectal cancer staging for the selection of patients that necessitate adjuvant treatments. The minimum number of 12 lymph nodes is one of the premises and is dependent, among the other factors, from the length of bowel resected. We have reviewed our specimens to identify the high-risk operations(More)
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