Shamsi S. El-Hasani

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BACKGROUND Laparoscopic surgery is widely practiced and offers realistic benefits over conventional surgery. There is considerable variation in results between surgeons, concerning port-site complications. The aim of this study was to evaluate the laparoscopic port closure technique and to explore the factors associated with port-site incisional hernia. (More)
BACKGROUND Portal vein gas is an ominous radiological sign, which indicates a serious gastrointestinal problem in the majority of patients. Many causes have been identified and the most important was bowel ischemia and mesenteric vascular accident. The presentation of patients is varied and the diagnosis of the underlying problem depends mainly on the(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic groin pain is a challenging problem among not only athletes but also the general population. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of laparoscopic surgery in the management of these patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Prospective data including the outcomes were collected and analyzed for 43 patients who had groin pain without(More)
INTRODUCTION The differential diagnoses of acute abdomen in children include common and rare pathologies. Within this list, different types of bezoars causing gastrointestinal obstruction have been reported in the literature and different methods of management have been described. The aim of this article is to highlight a rare presentation of lactobezoars(More)
Dear Sir, We read with great interest the article entitled A Simplified Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair: The Scroll Technique published in Surgical Endoscopy [1]. We congratulate authors for their excellent results and their description of a new technique for mesh insertion in the laparoscopic repair of ventral hernia. With our technique, published in(More)
Two different laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) techniques, one performed with staplers (LAS) and the other using loops (LAL), were compared with transumbilical laparoscopically assisted appendectomy (TULAA). A total of 72 children, 55 with a diagnosis of uncomplicated acute appendicitis and 17 with recurrent right lower abdominal pain, underwent operation(More)
Acute transhiatal wrap herniation can occur in the early postoperative period following laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication due to events which can raise intra-abdominal pressure. Of a total of 264 patients who underwent laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication in our series, two developed acute transhiatal wrap herniation, 8 and 12 weeks after the procedure,(More)
The risk of damage to the bile duct and structures in the hilum of the liver is significant when Calot’s triangle cannot be safely dissected during laparoscopic cholecystectomy, and conversion to an open procedure often is performed. This is more common during emergency surgery, but may not render the procedure any easier. Traditionally, open subtotal(More)
BACKGROUND This study was conducted to assess the management of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding in a district hospital and to compare these results with national guidelines and the published literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective and retrospective study included 112 patients, mean age 66 years, who presented with acute upper(More)
1. Table 1 has only two studies comparing recurrent acute biliary pancreatitis (RABP) after cholecystectomy and endoscopic sphinctrotomy (ES).The total number of these patients was 81. Accordingly, the power of the conclusion from these two studies would be low. 2. One of the important points is the time from the acute cholecystitis to the cholecystectomy.(More)