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Gamal Al Saied, Speaker at Pediatrics Conferences
Al Azhar University, Egypt


Foreign body ingestion is a common problem in the pediatric age group. Infants and young children explore objects by putting them in the mouth. Decorative crystal balls swell when they come in contact with water or water containing solutions. This may result in grave complications. Herein, we report on an unusual cause of small-bowel obstructions in three infants due to ingestion of decorative crystal ball. The audience should know that: Some foreign bodies can be harmful and require immediate intervention. In case of crystal gel ball ingestion, immediate endoscopic retrieval is recommended if the patient presents immediately after ingestion. Parent’s awareness through media is required to abandon decorative crystal gel balls in houses and where children can ingest these toxic materials


Professor Gamal Al-Saied had been graduated from Al-Azhar University with Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery with a general grade very good with honor. His rank was the 9 th in the top 10 graduate list of Faculty of Medicine Al-Azhar University Cairo, Egypt. In 1991, He has been completed his Master’s Degree (MSc) in pediatric surgery (1st part, thesis, and 2nd part). Then, he was appointed as a demonstrator of pediatric surgery in 1992, then, an assistant lecturer of pediatric surgery in 1993 at the Pediatric Surgery Department. In 1998, he has been accredited with a Doctorate Degree in Pediatric Surgery (M.D). Then, he was promoted to a lecturer of pediatric surgery at the Pediatric Surgery Department. In 2004, he was promoted to assistant professor of pediatric surgery at Pediatric Surgical department at Al-Azhar University Hospitals. In 2008, he was certified a Fellowship of European Board in Pediatric Surgery (FEBPS), Glasgow, Scotland. In 2009, he was promoted to a full professor of pediatric surgery at Pediatric Surgical department by Al-Azhar University Hospitals. In 2022, he is certified as a Fellowship of American College of Surgeons (FACS) USA. He had two published theses (MSc and M.D) and he supervised many thesis of a Master’s Degree and Doctorate Degree. Also, he has published 37 international researches in international journals of pediatric surgery and one chapter in international text book (CURRENT CONCEPTS OF URETHROPLASTY) Edited by Donkov I. 2011, pp 35-42. He has been invited as an international speaker and chairperson in many international conferences on pediatric surgery. Currently, He is an Editor-in- Chief for two international pediatric surgery journals and editor of thirteen international pediatric surgery journals. He is also reviewer for many international pediatric surgery journals. In 2003, he was the founder and head of pediatric surgery unit at King Abdul Aziz Specialist Hospital Taif, Saudi Arabia. He has a great and long term experience in neonatal and pediatric surgery field (open and laparoscopic). Recently, in the era of COVID-19 and afterwards, he has been invited as an international keynote speaker to many international pediatric surgery webinars.