Abdullah Kattan

Abdullah Kattan
King Saud University | KKUH · Department of Surgery

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Background: Worldwide, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common peripheral neuropathy due to compression. A minimally invasive endoscopic carpal tunnel release (ECTR) procedure is available to treat this condition. This study aims to identify and compare the different types of anesthesia in ECTR, particularly in terms of functional outcomes,...
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Internationally, telemedicine is finding its way into common day plastic surgery practice as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, no data about its practice in the Gulf region are available to date. Methodology: This is a cross-sectional survey-based study that was sent online to the plastic surgeons practicing in the Gulf region. The...
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Background Plastic surgery practices have changed drastically during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, as most non-elective surgeries were deferred owing to the high presumed risk of infection transmission. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the patterns and characteristics of plastic surger...
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Scaphocaptiate fracture syndrome is a unique condition and is challenging to manage. This rare fracture develops after high-energy wrist trauma. We reported a patient with a history of falling on an outstretched hand. A 15-year-old boy had scaphocapitate fracture syndrome, which included a displaced fracture of the capitate, an avulsion fracture at...
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The diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE) is referred to as venous thromboembolism (VTE).1 VTE is considered one of the most serious and feared complications following aesthetic plastic surgery.2 It was previously recognized as a public health crisis by The United States Surgeon General and is the leading cause of morta...
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Cyanoacrylate (CA) tissue glue is frequently used in various surgical procedures, and it is simple to use and may save time during procedures. We report the use, effectiveness, and postoperative outcomes of patients who have undergone skin graft surgeries in which CA glue was used to stabilise the graft. A retrospective study of patients who underw...
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Summary: Glomus tumors are painful, benign tumors that develop from the glomus bodies. They account for less than 1% of tumors in hand, and less than 10% present in the pulp of the digits. Cold hypersensitivity, increased pinprick sensitivity, and paroxysmal pain are common glomus tumor symptoms. We describe a 27-year-old man who came with pain in...
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Background: Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIAALCL) was first reported in 1997. Since then, the number of reported cases has been increasing, and patients’ knowledge and perceptions about this condition are unclear. This study aimed to evaluate the public knowledge and perceptions toward BIA-ALCL and its association with...
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The cochlear implant (CI) procedure is one of the most efficient surgical options for the management of patients suffering from severe bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. Notably, CI exposure is one of the most commonly reported complications. Herein, we report our experience in the management of three patients with CIs complicated by implant exp...
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With the purpose of obtaining an aesthetically pleasing chin appearance, genioplasty or chin augmentation can be performed through osteotomy or chin implantation, with the latter available in different sizes and materials such as silicone and porous polyethylene. The implants are traditionally placed in a subperiosteal or supraperiosteal plane with...
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Background: The world has faced an unprecedented challenge in controlling the spread of COVID-19—a rapid reshaping of the healthcare system and education was inevitable. Consequently, residency programs adopted e-learning as a social distancing tool for the continuity of the learning process. In this study, we explore the opinions and perspectives...
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Background Huge craniofacial tumors represent a real challenge to surgeons from several aspects; total excision of tumor, preservation and restoration of physiological functions of sensitive organs in the region, acceptable cosmetic outcome, and avoidance of complications. Tumors larger than 30 mm in diameter are considered giant tumors. The object...
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Background: Hirsch-index (or h-index) is a bibliometric measure calculated for researchers based on number of publications and their citations. This study examined the h-index of board-certified plastic surgeons in Saudi Arabia and the different factors that may influence it. Method: In this cross-sectional study, an electronic questionnaire was...
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Hand surgery is a unique field that incorporates multiple specialties, aiming to provide the patient with a best possible functional and aesthetic results. Hand surgeons deal with different pathologies that require skills in several aspects of surgery. The field of hand surgery has evolved significantly over the past decades across the globe. This...
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Background: In March 2020, the Saudi Ministry of Health implemented mitigation measures to control the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, including media campaigns, a nationwide lockdown, and closures of plastic surgery clinics. The aim of this study was to explore the public's knowledge of COVID-19, their willingness to undergo cosmeti...
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Background: Myelomeningocele is the most common phenotype of congenital neural tube defects. Various reconstructive techniques have been described for soft tissue coverage following myelomeningocele repair, one of which is the use of dorsal intercostal artery perforator based flaps. The aim of this study was to describe our experience with the use...
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Introduction Burns are potentially catastrophic injuries that disproportionately affect non-Western countries. We summarize results on the epidemiology of burn injuries in Saudi Arabia of all eligible papers through 2019, specifically evaluating the age and gender of patients, the location and mechanism of injury, burn size and severity and outcome...
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Introduction With the rarity and benign nature, angioleiomyoma is a tumor of disputed etiology that originates from the tunica media of the blood vessels. Lacking any characteristic clinical or radiological features, often leading to preoperative misdiagnosis, it is only diagnosed confidently on the basis of histopathology; for this reason combined...
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Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is defined as a constant obsession with one’s external appearance and flaws, and it falls under the criteria of neuropsychiatric disorders. Individuals suffering from this disorder may seek unnecessary cosmetic procedures from cosmetic treatment providers such as dermatologists or plastic surgeons. Cosmetic treatments...
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YouTube is the most accessed video website in the world. It hosts a variety of medical content. Plastic surgery-related content on YouTube has not been investigated before. In this study, we analyzed the most prevalent plastic surgery-related content available on YouTube. Methods: Search terms were selected to cover the broad topics of plastic su...
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Background: Traumatic bilateral scaphoid fractures are extremely rare. Here, we report an unusual mechanism of bilateral scaphoid fracture after road traffic accident. Case report: A 32-year-old male presented with bilateral wrist pain to our plastic surgery clinic six months after he was involved in a road traffic accident. He was diagnosed wit...
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BACKGROUND Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is defined as, constant obsession about one’s external appearance and flaws. Which is considered a psychological disorder, were people suffering from this issue might seek help from cosmetic procedure providers. Such as dermatologists or plastic surgeons. OBJECTIVE Nowadays, there is a huge increase in cos...
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Background:. The second-to-fourth digit ratio is measured by dividing the length of the index finger by the length of the ring finger. A ratio 1 means that the index finger is longer; this is known as the female pattern or “C” pattern. When both fingers are equal in length (ratio = 1), the pattern is labeled as “B” pattern; this may be seen in both...
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Objective: To assess the level of awareness and acceptance among women for breast reconstruction surgery after mastectomy. Methods: The observational cross-sectional study was conducted at King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from November 2014 to April 2015, and comprised women aged 19-65 years with breast masses and women wit...
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Introduction: Grade V post-circumcision penile injury is known as "total phallic loss". It is usually seen with the use of mono-polar electro-cautery for circumcision resulting in penile necrosis. We report on a newborn treated by release of the subcutaneous corporal remnant and explain why this option should be considered of choice in cautery-rel...
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Introduction: The face is unique because functional and aesthetic considerations are equally important. Extensive deep chemical burns of the face are usually reconstructed with flaps. In males, the use of the hair - bearing superficial temporal artery flap has the advantage of achieving a satisfactory outcome with regards to both function and aest...
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Background:. A review of the English literature over the least 43 years revealed only a total of 53 cases of Wassel types III, IV, and VII treated by the Bilhaut–Cloquet (B–C) procedure. Furthermore, the detailed results and range of motion were only given in 2 series (a total of 9 cases). Methods:. Four cases of Wassel types III and IV thumb dupli...
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Purpose: In our experience, and from the personal report of others, children with obstetrical brachial plexus palsy appear to lose some of their initially recovered active range of motion over the time in both operated and nonsurgical patients. This study investigates whether such a diminution of active movement occurs over time. Methods: We per...
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Introduction: The hair-bearing superficial temporal artery free flap has been used in men for total upper lip reconstruction. In this paper we present a case of a partial upper lip defect in a man that was reconstructed with a pedicle superficial temporal artery flap. Presentation of case: Following a car accident, a 35-year old man sustained a...
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Introduction: Plagiarism is ‘The wrongful appropriation or purloining and publication as one’s own, of the ideas, or the expression of the ideas’. It is the most commonly committed research misconduct with the prevalence of 2%. Its effect can be devastating and damaging to science, indicating the need to recognise and curb such an act. Methodology...
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Background: Several recreational activities such as roller skating, skateboarding, and scooter riding create the risk for hand injuries, which are the fourth most commonly injured body part in relation to their use. Seymour first identified a specific pattern of digit injury as an open fracture affecting the distal phalangeal physis associated wit...
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Introduction: Our literature review did not reveal any study on the results of triceps to deltoid nerve transfer done as a secondary procedure after an unsatisfactory primary intraplexus neurotization of the posterior division of the upper trunk. Presentation of cases: We report on three adults with C5-C6 brachial plexus injury who had an unsati...
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Objectives (Background): Patients are often bothered by excess skin laxity and redundancy after weight loss. Body-contouring surgery offers a solution. This study assessed the psychosocial impact of body-contouring surgery on patients after weight loss. Methods (Settings, Design): In this cross-sectional study, a specifically designed questionnaire...
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Introduction: Plagiarism is ‘The wrongful appropriation or purloining and publication as one’s own, of the ideas, or the expression of the ideas’. It is the most commonly committed research misconduct with the prevalence of 2%. Its effect can be devastating and damaging to science, indicating the need to recognise and curb such an act. Methodology:...
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Rationale, aims and objectives: Surgical site infections are the most common healthcare-associated infections. Appropriate surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis (SAP), which is an integral part of surgical site infection SSI prevention, is one of the major preventable risks to surgical patient safety. Several clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for S...
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BACKGROUND Retroperitoneal femoral nerve lesions in children are rare. They can result in a complete femoral nerve palsy causing severe functional impairment of ambulation and standing and sensory impairment of the anterior and medial thigh extending down the medial aspect of the leg. While treatment can be challenging due to the complex anatomy of...
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This study compares two methods of administration of non-alkalinised lidocaine for carpal tunnel decompression in volunteers as well as in patients undergoing carpal tunnel release: The Gale subcutaneous injection technique and another subcutaneous injection technique known as the "advancing wheal" technique. The comparison was done in nine male vo...
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Background: Studies have shown that scarring is a primary reason for patient dissatisfaction with reduction mammaplasty. Objectives: The authors prospectively evaluated patient preferences for the 3 most common breast reduction scar patterns: horizontal, vertical, and Wise. Methods: Sixty-six patients were recruited for the study before receiving t...
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Objective It has been our experience, and by personal report that of others, that children with obstetrical brachial plexus palsy tend to lose some of the active range of motion they originally achieved over the ensuing years. This initial improvement could have been the result of spontaneous recovery, physiotherapy, primary reconstruction, seconda...
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The brachial plexus is a complex anatomical network of nerves that mainly supplies the upper limb. A thorough understanding of the anatomy of this region provides the clinician with valuable clinical information that is crucial for evaluating and planning treatment for patients with obstetrical brachial plexus palsy. We will highlight the anatomy o...
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Restoration of function following flexor tendon repair in zone II represents a difficult clinical problem. Despite many publications on rehabilitation methods, there exists no consensus as to which method is superior. This study was undertaken to determine which flexor tendon rehabilitation protocol provides the best outcome after surgical repair i...

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