Print ISSN: 1683-3589

Online ISSN: 2409-501X

Keywords : Outcome


Haithem Hussein Ali Almoamin; Ansam Mahmood Saleh; Athar Abdulsamad Majeed; Hussam Mahmood Saleh

Basrah Journal of Surgery, 2020, Volume 26, Issue 2, Pages 60-66
DOI: 10.33762/bsurg.2020.167514

Wilms tumor is the commonest renal tumor in children. This study aimed to evaluate the characteristics, diagnosis, treatment, and outcome of Wilms tumor in pediatric age group and to analyze factors affecting the outcome.
 This retrospective study included 61 children younger than 15 years with Wilms tumor who were managed at Basrah Children Specialty Hospital during the period between 2011 and 2016. Patients` characteristics, mode of diagnosis, treatment modalities, complications, relapse, and outcome were all reviewed.
 The results showed that Wilms tumor was the commonest tumor affecting the kidneys (85%). The median age of onset was 30 months, and mostly in children aged 2-4 years. The most common presenting feature was abdominal mass (44.3%). Twenty three patients were diagnosed as stage 1 (37.7%).  Favorable histology Wilms tumor was encountered in only 65.6%. Tumor relapse was seen in 12 patients (19.7%), eight of them died (66.7%).  The overall 2-year survival was 70.5% (43 cases).
 In conclusion, Wilms tumor is the most common renal tumor with high rate of unfavorable histology (anaplasia) in our society. Stage I tumor is the predominant stage but unfortunately carries a relatively high mortality. Advanced stages still represent a significant proportion which may reflect poor awareness and delayed diagnosis which thereafter worsens the outcome. Advanced stages, presence of anaplasia, and tumor relapse are the major factors affecting survival of children with Wilms tumor.
Keywords: Renal tumors, Wilms, Staging, Histology, Outcome


Jessica Burton; Thamer Hamdan; Bisola Ajayi; Mohsen Raza; Angelo Fragkakis

Basrah Journal of Surgery, 2020, Volume 26, Issue 2, Pages 3-11
DOI: 10.33762/bsurg.2020.167423

Global comparison of The outcome of surgical techniques for spondylodiscitis
Jessica Burton@, Thamer Hamdan*, Bisola Ajayi#, Mohsen Raza$, Angelo Fragkakis&, Cristina Lupu^, Timothy Bishop%, Jason Bernard! & Darren Lui**.
@MB,ChB student. *Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Basrah University, Visiting Professor at London Imperial College and Research Fellow as Saint George’s Hospital London. #Orthopaedic and Spine Physician Associate. $Orthopaedic Registrar. &Spine Fellow. ^ Spine CNS. %Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon. !Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon. **Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon. Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Saint George’s University Hospital, London, UK.
 Spondylodiscitis is an infection of the intervertebral disc and neighbouring bone. It is treated conservatively or surgically using a range of techniques.
 The aim of this review is to determine whether the surgical techniques between different countries have an effect on clinical outcome: postoperative complications, relapse rate, treatment failure rate or mortality rate.
 Many articles were screened using Ovid and Pubmed databases for studies pertaining to the surgical treatment of spondylodiscitis. Paediatric studies, tubercular/brucellar/fungal/ postoperative infection and case reports were excluded from this review.
 The results shows that no differences in the outcome of surgery between countries was found, and reasons for this along with solutions for moving forward with comparing surgical techniques worldwide are noted.
Key words: Spondylodiscitis, Surgery, Outcome, Comparison, Literature review