Zakaria Habib

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In young children hepatitis A virus (HAV) infections are usually subclinical events. However, HAV is also associated with progressive hepatic failure and even death in some patients. This study was undertaken to characterize the course of hepatitis A-related acute liver failure in children from a developing country where hepatitis A is endemic and produces(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic adrenalectomy (LA) in children became a viable option for the resection of adrenal lesions. Few reports have been published in the last few years documenting its safety and feasibility. In this paper, we report our experience with LA over the last 10 years, with special emphasis on malignant lesions. METHODS A retrospective chart(More)
OBJECTIVE Many techniques have been described for the treatment of patients with sacrococcygeal pilonidal disease. No data exists, in relation to this disease within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The aim of this paper is to evaluate our technique retrospectively for management of pilonidial disease with regard to cure and recurrence rates. METHODS All(More)
Situs viscerum inversus is a rare embryologic anomaly with a mirror-image transposition of the normal anatomy of organs. The coexistence with the duodenal atresia is extremely rare. This report describes a newborn with duodenal atresia and situs inversus totalis who was managed laparoscopically. According to our knowledge, this is the first report of this(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to review the authors' experience with laparoscopic adrenalectomy in the pediatric age group. METHODS This is a retrospective analysis of laparoscopic adrenalectomies performed in children at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, between June 1997 and March 2003. Ten children had laparoscopic adrenalectomies(More)
BACKGROUND No survival data have yet been published from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for patients with rectal cancer. The present paper reports experience with these patients over an 8-year period. METHODS All patients referred to the King Faisal Specialist Hospital (KFSH) between March 1990 and February 1998 for the primary management of rectal cancer(More)
Gastric carcinoma is extremely rare in children representing only 0.05% of all gastrointestinal malignancies. Here, we report the first pediatric case of gastric cancer presenting with gastric outlet obstruction. Upper endoscopy revealed a markedly thickened antral mucosa occluding the pylorus and a clean base ulcer 1.5 cm × 2 cm at the lesser curvature of(More)
Fanconi's anemia is an autosomal recessive disease, the main feature being pancytopenia secondary to bone-marrow hypoplasia. However, multiple congenital abnormalities may be encountered, urogenital malformations being common. We describe a patient with solitary crossed renal ectopia, vesicoureteric reflux, hypospadias, and unilateral undescended testis(More)