Samia Sfeir

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Gas containing lesions of the lung can be differentiated into cystic and cavitary lesions based on their imaging characteristics, which is helpful for differential diagnosis. The imaging features include number, size, thickness and smoothness of the walls, content, lesion distribution and occasional associated lesions. Some imaging features have(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Endoscopic retrogade cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP) is a painful procedure that requires transient analgesia and conscious sedation. Remifentanil an ultrashort, very potent narcotic, is eliminated by plasma esterases, and does not interfere with liver function. It does not accumulate and is free of residual depression. Our aim is(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate whether remifentanil based general anesthesia combined with epidural analgesia for postoperative pain, has any advantages with respect to consumption of drugs, blood loss, quality of pain control, hemodynamic profile, in major abdominal surgery, as compared to other combined techniques. METHODS A retrospective study based on chart(More)
The authors describe an exceptional variation of the splenic artery found on a preoperative angiogram and confirmed after surgery on splenopancreatectomy specimens. Total duplication of the splenic artery is herein reported for the first time and suggest the need for a new classification of digestive arteries anomalies.
Tortuous anatomy of the cervicoencephalic vessels can cause failure in 4 to 6% of interventional procedures by slippage of the material back in the aorta, kinking or difficulty to move forward a balloon. stent or microcatheter. We report on an old patient with high vascular tortuosity, referred for embolization of a ruptured aneurysm of the left inferior(More)
INTRODUCTION Sixty eight ASA I and II patients between 18 and 84 years who underwent minor to medium surgery were studied retrospectively. They were divided into 2 groups, on basis on intrathecal morphine administration. MATERIALS AND METHODS Group I received spinal anesthesia with bupivacaine 12.5-15 mg. Group II received in addition 0.1 mg morphine(More)
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