Waleed Al-Khyatt

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UNLABELLED INTRODUCTION An internal hernia is a protrusion of bowel through a normal or abnormal orifice in the peritoneum or mesentery. Although they are considered as a rare cause of intestinal obstruction, paraduodenal hernias are the most common type of congenital hernias. METHODS A literature search using PubMed was performed to identify all(More)
Laparoscopic Roux en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) achieves sustained long-term weight loss and reduced mortality in morbidly obese patients. It is routinely performed using an ante- or retrocolic approach with the jejuno-jejunostomy constructed in the infracolic compartment. We have modified the standard technique of performing LRYGB by constructing both(More)
AIMS To assess the strength of agreement between the perceived preoperative stage of Siewert II (oesophagogastric junction) and Siewert III (proximal gastric tumours) as determined by computed tomography (CT) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), both alone and in combination, with histopathological stage. METHODS Forty-four patients with Siewert II (n=18) and(More)
INTRODUCTION A Cochrane review of seven randomised trials (N=1571) comparing surgery and primary endocrine therapy (PET) (oestrogen receptor (ER) unselected) shows no difference in overall survival (OS). We report outcome of a large series with ER-positive (ER+) early invasive primary breast cancer. METHODS Between 1973 and 2009, 1065 older (≥ 70 years)(More)
Fibromatosis of the breast results in aggressive, infiltrative lesions with a tendency for local recurrence. A case of bilateral fibromatosis of the breast treated with nipple-sparing skin-sparing mastectomy and vertical latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction occurring in 22-year-old woman is described herein.
INTRODUCTION Unintentional ingestion of a toothpick is not an uncommon event. Often the ingested toothpicks spontaneously pass through the gut without sequelae. However, serious complications can happen when these sharp objects migrate through the gastrointestinal wall. CASE PRESENTATION In the current report, we describe the case of a 37-year-old(More)
UNLABELLED INTRODUCTION Intestinal ischemia is a rare complication of laparoscopic surgery. Its prognosis depends on a high index of suspicion and effective early treatment. CASE PRESENTATION In the present report, we describe three cases where intestinal ischemia developed following laparoscopic surgery. Case 1 concerns a 52-year-old Caucasian man who(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare mortality following emergency laparotomy between populations from New York State and England. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Mortality following emergency surgery is a key quality improvement metric in both the United States and UK. Comparison of the all-cause 30-day mortality following emergency laparotomy(More)
To compare selected outcomes (30-day reoperation and total length of hospital stay) following emergency appendectomy between populations from New York State and England. This retrospective cohort study used demographic and in-hospital outcome data from Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) and the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System(More)