Salman Yousuf Sharif

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Hydatid cysts commonly affect liver and lung but it can also affect the brain in rare cases. We report a case of 22 year female with history of headache for one and half years. Intracranial hydatid cyst was diagnosed on computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging. The cyst was delivered without rupture using hydrostatic dissection followed by(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective observational study. PURPOSE To assess the clinical outcome after early versus late decompression for traumatic cervical cord injury. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE Traumatic spinal cord injury is common globally with the most tragic outcomes in the cervical spine. Although recent studies have shown that early decompression results in(More)
AIM Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes for morbidity, mortality and economic loss. The impact is much worse in developing countries like Pakistan. The objective of our study was to highlight the etiological pattern and distribution of TBI in Pakistan. MATERIAL AND METHODS From July 2009 to June 2011, 1378 patients presenting to our(More)
BACKGROUND Post-traumatic syringomyelia is described in adults after spinal trauma but extremely rarely seen in children, especially in the first year of life. MATERIALS AND METHODS We describe a boy who, at the age of 7 months, suffered spinal trauma during a car accident when he was held at his mother's lap and suffered extreme flexion of his torso. He(More)
STUDY DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare pregabalin and gabapentin for mean postoperative visual analog score (VAS) for pain in patients undergoing single-level lumbar microdiscectomy for intervertebral disc prolapse at a tertiary care hospital. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE Pregabalin has a superior(More)
BACKGROUND The minimized approach for superficial temporal to middle cerebral artery (STA-MCA) bypass surgery is frequently associated with unfamiliar situations and technical problems. OBJECTIVE Description of operative nuances and evaluation of problem-solving aspects to facilitate potential limitations related with a limited exposure approach. (More)
BACKGROUND Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with plate stabilization (ACDF+PS) is an accepted surgical procedure. We sought to evaluate the long-term clinical results of ACDF+PS with a special focus on pain, functional outcome, and adjacent segment disease. METHODS Retrospectively, 139 patients who underwent ACDF+PS were reviewed with a(More)
STUDY DESIGN Fifty patients surgically treated for tethered cord syndrome (TCS) were retrospectively studied at Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi from 2010 until 2014. PURPOSE To assess the common presentations of TCS in our part of the world and the surgical outcome of the different presentations. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE TCS is a stretch-induced(More)