Salman Yousuf Sharif

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OBJECTIVE To observe the prevalence of anxiety and depression in chronic low back pain population at a tertiary care centre. METHODS The prospective cross-sectional study was conducted using convenience sampling at the Department of Neurosurgery, at Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan, from January to June 2010. The prevalence of anxiety and(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 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)
OBJECTIVE To see the safety and efficacy of Percutaneous vertebroplasty in osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures. METHODS This study was conducted at the Department of Neurosurgery, Liaquat National Hospital (LNH) Karachi, Pakistan. Patients with osteoporotic compression vertebral fractures, not responding to conservative treatment and having(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)
Post-traumatic syringomyelia is described in adults after spinal trauma but extremely rarely seen in children, especially in the first year of life. 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 suffered a mid-shaft fracture of(More)
A 50 years old male was admitted with sub-arachnoid haemorrhage. Angiographic examination revealed an abnormal origin of the right vertebral artery from the right external carotid artery. Multiple variations in the origin of right vertebral artery have been reported in literatures. Anomalous origin of the right vertebral artery from the right external(More)
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)
OBJECTIVE The endonasal endoscopic approach has been established for perisellar tumor surgery with a higher resection rate and reduced complications. We analyzed the potential to identify the pituitary gland under endoscopic view, at surgery and see its relation to postoperative hormonal insufficiency in endonasal endoscopic procedures. METHODS Between(More)
Fibrous dysplasia (FD) is a rare fibro-osseous lesion in which normal bone is replaced by abnormal fibrous tissue. Although a congenital disorder, a single case report of traumatic etiology had been described in the literature. We report a case of monostotic FD of the parietal calvarium in a 21-year-old female patient who presented to us with a single(More)