Aberrant internal carotid artery in the middle ear.


:An aberrant internal carotid artery (ICA) in the middle ear space can present in 1% of the population. The clinical diagnosis can be difficult as most patients with this anomaly are either asymptomatic or have nonspecific clinical symptoms and signs. Moreover the diagnosis can easily be missed and only discov.ered when injurey occur to the ICA during middle ear surgey with resulting life-threatning complications. A knowledge of this anomaly and its differential diagnosis is of high importance to any practitioner dealing with otologic diseases and performing otologic surgeries. We report a 7-year-old girl with a right aberrant ICA presenting with hearing loss and review published studies concerning this disease entity presentation, diagnosis, and management.


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Annals of Saudi medicine


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  • Validation of three noninvasive laboratory variables to predict significant fibrosis and cirrhosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C in Saudi Arabia.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:We tested the clinical utility of the platelet count, the aspartate aminotransferase/alanine aminotransferase (AST/ALT) ratio, and the AST to platelet ratio index (APRI) score in predicting the presence or absence of advanced fibrosis and cirrhosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C in Saudi Arabia. METHO...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Abdo AA,Al Swat K,Azzam N,Ahmed S,Al Faleh F

    更新日期:2007-03-01 00:00:00

  • Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma in Saudi Arabia: retrospective single-center review.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) is an uncommon disease with various clinical presentations. The hypopigmented type is more common in individuals with a dark skin complexion. Moreover, childhood CTCL is more common in Mediterranean populations in comparison to the West. OBJECTIVE:To describe CTCL in the Sau...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Binamer Y

    更新日期:2017-05-01 00:00:00

  • Hepatitis C virus genotyping by polymerase chain reaction and DNA enzyme immunoassay among Saudi patients in the Western Province, Saudi Arabia.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The distribution of hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes in the Western Province of Saudi Arabia is unknown. The purpose of our study was to determine the prevalent HCV genotypes among HCV seropositive Saudi patients in the Western Province, and to study the relationship between types/subtypes, clinical status ...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Osoba AO,Ibrahim M,Abdelaal MA,Al-Mowallad A,Al Shareef B,Hussein BA

    更新日期:2000-09-01 00:00:00

  • Incidence of various clinico-morphological variants of cutaneous tuberculosis and HIV concurrence: a study from the Indian subcontinent.

    abstract:BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:There are few reports of cutaneous tuberculosis with immunosuppressed states such as HIV, use of immunosuppressants or malignancy. Diagnosis is thus difficult and despite scientific advances such as polymerase chain reaction, it is frequently missed. Although rare, given its worldwide prevalen...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Varshney A,Goyal T

    更新日期:2011-03-01 00:00:00

  • The reliability and validity of the short version of the WHO Quality of Life Instrument in an Arab general population.

    abstract:BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:There is rising interest in quality of life (QOL) research in Arabian countries. The aim of this study was to assess in a nationwide sample of Kuwaiti subjects the reliability and validity of the World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL-BREF), a shorter version of the widely used QOL ...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ohaeri JU,Awadalla AW

    更新日期:2009-03-01 00:00:00

  • Secondary metabolic syndrome: the frequency of factors which may underlie the parameters of metabolic syndrome.

    abstract:BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:Each of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) components (central obesity, hypertriglyceridemia, hypertension, low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and insulin resistance) may arise from an underlying disease or factors such as hormonal or pharmacological factors. These components arising seconda...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Oguz A,Mesci B,Sagun G,Kilic DC,Yetkin DO,Akalin A

    更新日期:2013-11-01 00:00:00

  • Emergency cervical cerclage: A review of 15 cases.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:This report describes our experience with 15 consecutive emergency cervical cerclages performed at Al Yamamah Hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS:Between February 1994 and February 1997, 15 women with singleton pregnancies between 18 and 26 weeksâ gestation, with a cervical dilatation between 3 and 10 cm and wit...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Al-Takroni AM,Aslam A,Parvathi CK,Shamdeen M,Hanbali M,Ahmed MS,Khatun A,Ali AM,Mendis KB

    更新日期:1999-01-01 00:00:00

  • Patterns of cigarette smoking in Jordan: A study of greater Amman area.

    abstract::The patterns of smoking in Jordan were determined in a sample of 3489 subjects representing various strata of society. The sample included 2103 students and 1386 nonstudents. In the nonstudent population, 58.5% of the male and 27.4% of the female subjects were smokers; overall, 96% smoked manufactures cigarettes. Male...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Awidi AS

    更新日期:1991-03-01 00:00:00

  • Outcome after ileal pouch-anal anastomosis for familial adenomatous polyposis compared to mucosal ulcerative colitis in a Middle Eastern population.

    abstract:BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:To compare the complications and outcome after ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) for mucosal ulcerative colitis (MUC) and familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). DESIGN AND SETTINGS:This is a retrospective study. The study was conducted at a single tertiary referral center. METHODS:All patie...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Al-Sanea N,Alfaifi J,Homoud SA,Abduljabbar A,Hibbert D,Ashari L

    更新日期:2013-05-01 00:00:00

  • Saudi Heart Rhythm Society Task Force on Management of Potential Arrhythmogenicity Associated with Pharmacotherapy for COVID-19.

    abstract::Evidence of cardiovascular complications associated with the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to evolve. These include direct and indirect myocardial injury with subsequent acute myocardial ischemia, and cardiac arrhythmia. Some results from a limited number of trials of antiviral medications, along with chloroquine...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: AlShoaibi NA,Maghrabi K,Alanazi H,Harbi MA,Alghamdi S

    更新日期:2020-09-01 00:00:00

  • Stress and coping among consultant physicians working in Saudi Arabia.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Exposure to stressful working conditions without adequate stress-coping strategies may lead to stress and even psychiatric morbidity. There are a dearth of studies on stress-coping strategies among consultant physicians in the Arabian Gulf. OBJECTIVES:Determine stress-coping strategies among consultants in ...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Alosaimi FD,Alawad HS,Alamri AK,Saeed AI,Aljuaydi KA,Alotaibi AS,Alotaibi KM,Alfaris EA

    更新日期:2018-05-01 00:00:00

  • Genotyping of rifampin-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from western Turkey.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Although the rate of multiple drug resistance is high, there is no published data on the transmission rate of drug-resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the Aegean region of western Turkey that are based on molecular methods. METHODS:IS6110 and pTBN12 restriction fragment length polymorphism (R...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Cavusoglu C,Durmaz R,Bilgic A,Gunal S

    更新日期:2004-03-01 00:00:00

  • An imported enteric fever caused by a quinolone-resistant Salmonella Typhi.

    abstract::Recent reports indicate that nalidixic acid susceptibility correlates well with the clinical outcome of patients with Salmonella Typhi infection treated with quinolones. We report a case of enteric fever caused by S Typhi in which the isolate was resistant to nalidixic acid, but showed in vitro susceptibility to cipro...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Somily AM

    更新日期:2010-07-01 00:00:00

  • Upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage in Jordan: An analysis of causes, characteristics and outcome.

    abstract::Two hundred twenty-four patients presenting consecutively with massive upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage were endoscoped within 24 hours to determine the site of bleeding. Outcome was evaluated in relation with presenting variables. Duodenal ulcer was found to be the most common source of bleeding. Endoscopy demonstra...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Toukan AU

    更新日期:1991-09-01 00:00:00

  • Levels of the first-phase insulin secretion deficiency as a predictor for type 2 diabetes onset by using clinical-metabolic models.

    abstract:AIMS:Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is characterized by both decreased insulin sensitivity and impaired insulin secretion. The 2 phases of insulin secretion are the first-phase insulin secretion (1st ISEC) and the second-phase insulin secretion. In this study, we tried to build clinical-metabolic models to predict the...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lin JD

    更新日期:2015-03-01 00:00:00

  • The first national public breast cancer screening program in Saudi Arabia.

    abstract:BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:Despite its relatively low incidence in Saudi Arabia, breast cancer has been the most common cancer among Saudi females for the past 12 consecutive years. The objective of this study was to report the results of the first national public breast cancer screening program in Saudi Arabia. METHOD...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Abulkhair OA,Al Tahan FM,Young SE,Musaad SM,Jazieh AR

    更新日期:2010-09-01 00:00:00

  • Experience with living related donor nephrectomy: Evaluation of 200 cases.

    abstract::Over a ten year period (1979 to 1989), 200 patients have undergone live donor nephrectomy through a flank extraperitoneal approach without rib resection. The average hospital stay was short and the major complications were negligible. Early graft function was seen in 97% of the cases. Delayed function due to acute tub...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Abomelha MS,Assari S,Shaaban A,Al-Otaibi K,Kourah M

    更新日期:1993-09-01 00:00:00

  • Fiberoptic, conventional and combination phototherapy for treatment of nonhemolytic hyperbilirubinemia in neonates.

    abstract::The objective of this prospective, randomized study was to compare the effectiveness of fiberoptic, conventional and a combination phototherapy in decreasing bilirubin concentrations in neonatal nonhemolytic hyperbilirubinemia. Forty-six infants who were 36 weeks' gestation and more were randomly assigned to fiberopti...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Al-Alaiyan S

    更新日期:1996-11-01 00:00:00

  • Omalizumab therapy in three patients with chronic autoimmune urticaria.

    abstract::Chronic urticaria is a common skin disease. In about 45% of patients the cause is an autoantibody directed at the α-subunit of the high-affinity IgE receptor (chronic autoimmune urticaria; CAU). Omalizumab is a monoclonal anti-IgE antibody that has a proven role in the treatment of various allergic diseases. We gave o...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Al-Ahmad M

    更新日期:2010-11-01 00:00:00

  • Patients admitted to emergency units with injuries related to the four Hajj-associated annual animal sacrifice feasts from 2010 to 2013.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:During the Eid al-Adha ("Sacrifice Feast") religious holiday in Muslim communities animal sacrifices are made over a period of 3 days every year. OBJECTIVES:The aim of this study was to determine the type of sacrifice-related injuries, the characteristics of patients, treatments for injuries, and relationsh...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Basturk M,Katirci Y,Ocak T,Yurdakul MS,Duran A,Baspinar I

    更新日期:2016-03-01 00:00:00

  • Outcomes of road traffic injuries before and after the implementation of a camera ticketing system: a retrospective study from a large trauma center in Saudi Arabia.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are the third leading cause of death in Saudi Arabia. Because speed is a major risk factor for severe crash-related injuries, a camera ticketing system was implemented countrywide in mid-2010 by the traffic police in an effort to improve traffic safety. There are no published stu...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Alghnam S,Alkelya M,Alfraidy M,Al-Bedah K,Albabtain IT,Alshenqeety O

    更新日期:2017-01-01 00:00:00

  • Predictive value of the cow's milk skin prick test in infantile colic.

    abstract:BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:Infantile colic is a common problem among young infants. Cow's milk allergy has been suggested as one of the causes. We aimed to investigate the value of the cow's milk skin test for the diagnosis of cow's milk allergy in exclusively breast-fed infants with infantile colic. METHODS:Exclusivel...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: Moravej H,Imanieh MH,Kashef S,Handjani F,Eghterdari F

    更新日期:2010-11-01 00:00:00

  • Accuracy and precision of the CKD-EPI and MDRD predictive equations compared with glomerular filtration rate measured by inulin clearance in a Saudi population.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Predictive equations for estimating glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in different clinical conditions should be validated by comparing with the measurement of GFR using inulin clearance, a highly accurate measure of GFR. OBJECTIVES:Our aim was to validate the Chronic Kidney Disease-Epidemiology Collaboratio...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Al-Wakeel JS

    更新日期:2016-03-01 00:00:00

  • Follicular thyroid carcinoma within a thyroglossal duct cyst in adult.

    abstract::Thyroglossal duct cyst carcinoma is a rare malignancy, with an incidence of 0.7% to 1.6%. Most cases of thyroglossal duct cyst carcinoma are papillary carcinoma, with follicular carcinoma having been rarely reported. In this study, a 33-year-old man presented with a typical thyroglossal duct cyst and underwent surgica...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bifari IN,Alherabi A,Alkaff H,Al-Arqen H,Jastania RA

    更新日期:2018-07-01 00:00:00

  • Adult acute myeloblastic leukemia: Experience at King Khalid University Hospital.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The clinical features of acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) and its response to therapy in adult patients in Saudi Arabia are not well defined, as only scanty data has been available. This situation will likely continue unless experience with AML is reported from different institutions in the Kingdom. PATIEN...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Harakati MS,Al-Momen AM,Ajarim DS,Al-Moharib FI,Al-Theyab A,Fawzy EM,Al-Gwaiz L,Al-Khairy KS

    更新日期:1998-05-01 00:00:00

  • Tocilizumab efficacy and safety in rheumatoid arthritis patients after inadequate response to disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs oranti-tumor necrosis factor.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Tocilizumab (TCZ) is a humanized anti-human IL-6R antibody, a novel therapy for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients who fail treatment with disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) or anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNFs). OBJECTIVE:To assess the safety and efficacy of TCZ monotherapy or in combinati...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Abdulkader OAF,Qushmaq K,Aljishi F

    更新日期:2016-05-01 00:00:00

  • Avian influenza: are our feathers ruffled?

    abstract::During the past century, three major influenza pandemics took place, leading to a devastating number of deaths. Pandemics occur through the emergence of a new strain of influenza virus that can infect humans, to which there is little pre-existing immunity and which spreads easily from human to human. The H5N1 influenz...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Balkhy H,Al-Hajjar S

    更新日期:2006-05-01 00:00:00

  • The medically important yeasts present in clinical specimens.

    abstract::In an effort to determine the yeast species present in clinical specimens obtained from patients attending a busy Saudi hospital, the present study was undertaken. More than 1614 yeasts were isolated in culture from pathologic specimens of over 1303 patients with diverse clinical conditions. Organisms identified in 22...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Al-Hedaithy SS

    更新日期:1992-01-01 00:00:00

  • Profile of mycosis fungoides in 43 Saudi patients.

    abstract:BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:Mycosis fungoides (MF) is a rare disease; and to our knowledge, there are no reports on its profile in Arabs. The objective of this study was to preliminarily analyze the clinical characteristics of MF patients seen in our institution. DESIGN AND SETTING:Retrospective review of 140 patients w...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: AlGhamdi KM,Arafah MM,Al-Mubarak LA,Khachemoune A,Al-Saif FM

    更新日期:2012-05-01 00:00:00

  • Peripheral neuropathy in thalassaemia.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Patients with thalassemia may complain of numbness and weakness of the lower extremities. The aim of the study was to document whether these patients suffer from a polyneuropathy and to determine any contributing factors for the development of neuropathy. PATIENTS AND METHODS:We examined 30 patients with th...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sawaya RA,Zahed L,Taher A

    更新日期:2006-09-01 00:00:00