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It is a peer reviewed journal, published quarterly and has controlled circulation. We accept Original Research Articles, Review Articles, Guest Editorials, Case Reports, Commen-taries, Short Communications, Articles on Medical Education, Materia Non-Medica, Selected Abstracts and Letters.

President & Chief Editor
Prof. Khalid Masood Gondal

General Secretary &
Managing Editor
Prof. Abdullah-el-Muttaqi

Prof. Saleem Khan
Prof. M. Najeeb-ur-Rab Ansari

Editor Emeritus
Prof. Zakiuddin G. Oonwala

Associate Editors
Dr. Abid Jamal
Dr. Tanvir Ahmed Raazi
Dr. Haris Rasheed

Assistant Editors
Dr. Irfanuddin Khattak
Dr. Mahmood Khan
Dr. Aurangzeb
Dr. Jabbar Mirani

Prof. Abdul Majeed Chaudhry
Prof. Ahmed Fawad
Prof. Faiz Mohammad
Prof. Imtiaz Rasool
Prof. Khalid Masood Gondal
Prof. Mustafa Kamal Pasha
Prof. Riaz Hussain Dab
Prof. Tariq Mahmood
Prof. Ali Akbar Ghoomro
Prof. Sher Mohammad
Prof. Amjad Siraj
Dr. Aijaz Jabbar
Dr. Iftikhar Yousuf
Dr. Saeed Abdallah Al Ghamidi
Dr. Faisal Ghani
Dr. Irfan Mirza
Dr. Farooq
Dr. Waseem Iqbal Shaikh
Dr. Zafarullah Khan
Dr. Sahibzada Azizuddin



Prof. Saleem Khan
Pakistan Journal of Surgery,
Room 8, 4th Floor, Hamdard University Hopital, Taj Medical Complex, M. A. Jinnah Road, Karachi.
Cell: 0333 223 3631
Current Issue - October - December 2016, VOL. 32, NO. 4



Surgical site infection and its prevention
Saleem Khan


Surgical management of obstructive jaundice due to spontaneous intrabiliary rupture of hydatid cysts of the liver
Sheikh Atiq-ur-Rehman, Muhammad Siddique, Ahmad Yar, Gulzar Ahmad, Muhammad Mazhar Bashir

To determine the factors that aff ect the delay in diagnosis of acute appendicitis, affecting the morbidity and mortality of patients, at a tertiary care center in Karachi, Pakistan
Ayaz Ghulam Rasool, Maaz Obaid, Muhammad Azam Akhter, Lal Shehbaz,
Shua Nasir, Zain Ali

Comparison of controlled-intermittent anal dilatation and lateral internal sphincterotomy in the treatment of chronic anal fissures: a prospective randomized study
Tamjeed Gul, Mah Muneer Khan, Maryam Alam Khan, Uzma Andaleeb, Sana Sahar

The impact of early tracheostomy on early weaning off ventilatory support and hospital stay in patients with isolated severe head injury
Ali Afzal, Muhammad Nadeem Munir, Shoaib Malik, Syed Raza H Rizvi, Lal Rehman

Neurological outcome after anterior decompression and stabilization with cage in thoracolumbar caries spine
Ejaz Ahmad, Ashfaq Ahmed, Saeed Ahmad, Rizwan Akram, Shahzad Javed, Amer Aziz

To compare the frequency of healed wound in patients with hemorrhoids after Milligan-Morgan haemorrhoidectomy given 0.2% topical glyceryltrinitrate (GTN) versus placebo
Zeeshan Hyder, Ghansham, Sagheer H Shah, Syed Osama Zohaib ullah

Micro-CT evaluation of mineral trioxide aggregate and bioactive glass as apical seal
Jamaluddin Syed, Aft ab Ahmed Khan, Erum S. Khan

Cohort study: occurrence rate of occult gallbladder carcinoma and its curative strategies
Irum Masood, Haris Rasheed, Ahmed Raheem

Partial cystectomy and omentoplasty for liver hydatid cyst
Ainul Hadi, Syed Nadeem Ali Shah, Saadia Muhammad, Farrukh Ozair Shah

Pattern of injuries regarding Ear, Nose, Throat & Head & Neck in patients presenting in Accident & Emergency department
Dileep Kumar Khatri, M. Iqbal Rao, Mushtaque Ali

Outcome of tendon transfer surgery for radial nerve palsy
Muhammad Salman, Muhammad Bilal, Tamjeed Gul, Muhammad Ayaz Khan

Prevalence of ocular problems among school students of Karachi
Navaid Qureshi, Tahir Ahmed, Tabassum Ahmed

Prevalence and characteristics of organophosphate poisoning at a tertiary care centre in Karachi, Pakistan
Aftab Ahmed, Lutuf Ali, Lal Shehbaz, Shua Nasir, Syed Raza Hussain Rizvi, Muhammad Zaeghum Aman, Zain Ali

A short experience of laparoscopic surgeries at district Battagram
Kishwar Ali, Nadir SaifUllah Khan, Humera Latif, Muhammad Zarin

Contraception knowledge and pregnancy outcomes in adolescent Pakistani mothers
Shahina Ishtiaq, Urooj Malik, Qurat Ul Ain Bugio, Sumbul Gajani

Reliablity and versatility of superficial sural artery flap
Amir Taimur Khan, Mansoor Khan, Syed Mohammad Haider, HidayatUllah, Asif
Aziz, Muhammad Tahir


Steering wheel injury with major pancreatoduodenal and splenic injuries - A management challenge
Yasser MH Khalifa, Bawa Dauda

The Editors and the Members of the Editorial Board will not be held responsible for statements or opinions
expressed by any contributor nor will they necessarily reflect the official policy of the Society of Surgeons of Pakistan.