Wafi Attaallah

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Parastomal hernia with a reported incidence of up to 50% is a major problem after ostomy formation. Hernias at the closure site may be a problem after the closure of the enterostomy. In this study, in addition to physical examination, we used ultrasonography (USG) in order to find the true incidence of ostomy closure site and laparotomy incisional hernias.(More)
Soft pancreas is one of the most important risk factor for postoperative pancreatic fistula after pancreatoduodenectomy. The aim of this study is to investigate whether pancreatic attenuation index utilized to assess the pancreatic texture with computed tomography can be used to predict the risk of developing a clinically relevant postoperative pancreatic(More)
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a relatively novel procedure in the management of benign nodular goiter. This study was conducted to evaluate the safety and efficacy of ultrasound (US)-guided percutaneous RFA for benign symptomatic thyroid nodules as an alternative to surgery. The study involved patients for whom a fine needle aspiration biopsy had proved(More)
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a relatively uncommon soft tissue tumor with intermediate-to-low grade malignancy. There is usually little nuclear pleomorfism and only low to moderate mitotic activity. Conventional DFSP, usually have fewer than 5 mitotic figures/10 high-power fields. We describe a case of a 74year old male patient who presented to(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of this study was to assess the influence of obesity on the number of the dissected lymph nodes in patients who underwent gastrectomy for gastric adenocarcinoma. METHODOLOGY Thirty eight Patients with gastric adenocarcinoma who underwent curative gastrectomy at one center between April 2012 and December 2012 were eligible for the(More)
Tumor perforation is accepted as an important prognostic factor along with tumor size and mitotic index in gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST). The prognosis is worse in patients with tumor perforation or rupture. A few case reports of small bowel GIST presenting with rupture have been published in the medical literature. We report an unusual case of a(More)
Background. The association of gallstones with Helicobacter pylori has been investigated but not clearly demonstrated. In this study, the presence of H. pylori in the gallbladder mucosa of patients with symptomatic gallstones was investigated. Method. Ninety-four consecutive patients with symptomatic gallstone disease were enrolled for the study.(More)
Research on the prognostic value of lymph node ratio (LNR) in gastric cancer (GC) remains limited and controversial results were obtained. In this study, we aimed to evaluate whether LNR was an independent prognostic factor for gastric carcinoma. A retrospective review of a database of gastric cancer patients was performed to determine the effect of the LNR(More)
We report the case of a 30-year-old male patient who was admitted to the Emergency Department with symptoms and signs of intestinal obstruction. There was no history of abdominal surgery or trauma. Abdomen was distended. Abdominal plain X-ray showed intestinal loops with air-fluid levels in the middle area of the abdomen. Computed tomography showed small(More)
PURPOSE Lymph-node metastasis is the most important predictor of survival in stage III rectal cancer. The number of metastatic lymph nodes may vary depending on the level of specimen dissection and the total number of lymph nodes harvested. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the lymph node ratio (LNR) is a prognostic parameter for patients with(More)