Yazan Adnan Masannat

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OBJECTIVE Nerve injury is one of the most common complications of varicose vein surgery and is a frequent cause for litigation but its incidence following lower limb arterial surgery has not been well documented. This study was undertaken to determine the incidence of nerve injury following lower limb arterial surgery. This was addressed in relation to long(More)
BACKGROUND Pleomorphic Lobular Carcinoma in Situ (PLCIS) is a pathological variant of Lobular Carcinoma in Situ (LCIS) with distinct features. Since first described over a decade ago there are only few papers published about this condition. METHODS Medline and Pubmed based literature overview was done with the aim of describing the different(More)
AIMS A review of the safety profile of dyes injected to assist in sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) in breast cancer. METHODS A literature search was performed of the medline database 1966-2005 using the Ovid web Gateway detailing the words sentinel node, breast cancer, allergic reactions, blue dye, isosulfan blue, patent blue and methylene blue. (More)
BACKGROUND Vascular injuries following cholecystectomy are a known entity though the incidence is low. More frequently we are seeing cases of right hepatic artery pseudo aneurysm post cholecystectomy after the advent of the laparoscopic approach. METHODS We report a case of multiple right hepatic artery aneurysms as a complication of cholecystectomy in a(More)
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) is a useful approach in the treatment of many breast cancers. One of the main advantages of NACT is the possibility of breast conservation surgery in patients who would otherwise require a mastectomy. Most literature on NACT focuses on the effectiveness of different chemotherapy regimen and subsequent mastectomy rates. There(More)
This article aims to review gallstone ileus in the literature addressing the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, radiological findings and treatment options of the condition. A literature search was done on gallstone ileus, for the period 1966-2005. Gallstone ileus is a disease of the elderly, causing up to one fourth of non-strangulation intestinal(More)
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is one of the important differential diagnoses of back pain which is often missed. Chronic contained rupture is a rare event that can cause diagnostic difficulties, presenting in different ways such as back pain, neuropathy or groin mass. We are presenting a case of 46-year-old man who presented with history of recurrent low(More)
This is a case report of an 85-year old patient who presented with abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting associated with altered liver function test. The plain X-rays and CT scan showed pneumobilia with an ectopic gallstone. The patient was diagnosed with Bouveret syndrome and managed surgically. The report is followed by a discussion about Bouveret syndrome.
OBJECTIVE This study investigates whether methylene blue (MB), patent blue V (PBV), and indigo carmine (IDC) commonly used in sentinel node biopsy cause DNA damage to breast epithelial cells in vitro. METHODS MCF-7 and HB-2 cells were exposed for 5 minutes to the above dyes at the same concentrations used in clinical practice. Following exposure, the(More)