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Prof. Abdul Razzaque Shaikh

General Secretary &
Managing Editor
Dr. Mahmood Khan

Prof. Saleem Khan
Prof. Abdullah Muttaqi
Prof. Masoom Raza Mirza

Editor Emeritus
Prof. Zakiuddin G. Oonwala

Associate Editors
Prof. Lubna Habib

Assistant Editors
Dr. Mahmood Khan

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

The editors and 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.

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April - June 2017, Vol. 33, No. 2



Bacteria of surgical importance
Saleem Khan


Biological Meshes in complex anterior abdominal wall reconstructions and hernia repair in contaminated fields
Syed Mansoor Yousuf, Fayyaz Akbar, Iain Bain

Success rate and complications of different urethroplasty techniques at a single center in Pakistan
Rashid Hamid, Mohammad Khan, Manzoor Hussain, Hasan Askari, Altaf Hashmi, SAH Rizvi, Muhammed Mubarak

Laparoscopic appendectomy-comparison with open appendectomy with respect to surgical site infection
Mirza Arshad Beg, Salman Faridi, Abdul Rafay Qazi, Faisal Siddiqui

Free hand fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) versus ultrasoundguided (US) core sampling of thyroid gland for thyroid nodules
Waseem Yar Khan, Zahid Khan, Hamzullah Khan

A statistical analysis of Pakistan Journal of Surgery: A bibliometric lens from 2007-2016
Saeed Ullah, Hafiz Nafees Ahmad, Saeed Ullah Jan, Tahir Jan, Sabir Shah, Najma Iqbal Butt, Muhammad Yahya Jan

Outcome of anterior decompression and stabilization with cage in spinal tuberculosis not responding to anti-tuberculous chemotherapy for 4–6 weeks
Haseeb Hussain, Ashfaq Ahmed, Latif Khan, Shahzad Javed, Naeem Ahmed, Amer Aziz

To evaluate the renal function deterioration along with other anemia predictors in patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 in Karachi, Pakistan
Kamal Ahmed, Khurram Danial, Asifa Khurram, Muhammad Abdul Wasey, Muhammad Ahmed Jangda, Zain Ali

Is there a need of reform in undergraduate Ophthalmology curriculum?
Shama Mashhood, Mashhood-uz-Zafar, Arshad Shaikh

Natural visual improvement in patients with branch retinal vein occlusion
Bushra Aaqil, Zainab Nazneen, Afsheen Siddiqui, Syed Ashfaq Ali Shah, Hasan Sajid Kazmi


Gossypiboma: A case report
Muhammad Umar Nisar, Kishwar Ali, Maryam Nisar, Humera Latif, Samer Sikander

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.