EPN 2022

Gamal Al Saied

Gamal Al Saied, Speaker at Gamal Al Saied: Speaker for Pediatrics Conference
Al Azhar University, Egypt
Title : Congenital Huge Neck Swelling Causing Airway Obstruction in Neonates: Dilemma in Management


Congenital  huge neck swellings causing  airway obstruction  in  neonates  are very rare pathological lesions  and they carry a potentially lethal prognosis if not immediately diagnosed  and managed  properly. The site of their origin, cystic nature and their rarity make the treat­ment is challenging. Herein; we present three neonates born with huge cystic neck swelling compressing airway. After stabilization; they are successfully excised and proved to be immature cystic teratoma originating from the thyroid gland in two cases and huge lymphatic malformation in the third case. There was no recurrence during the follow up period.

Keywords: Congenital  huge neck swellings, teratoma of thyroid gland, huge cervical lymphatic malformation.


Professor Gamal Al Saied had been graduated in December 1986 from Al-Azhar University with Bachelor Degree in medicine and surgery with general grade very good with honor. His rank was the 9th in top 10  graduate  list of Faculty of Medicine Al-Azhar University Cairo, Egypt. He had got the Master Degree (MSc) in pediatric surgery, in November 1991. Then, he was appointed as a demonstrator of pediatric surgery in 1992, then, assistant lecturer of pediatric surgery in 1993 in the Pediatric Surgery Department. He had got a Medical Doctorate degree (MD) in November1998. Then, he was promoted to a lecturer of pediatric surgery in the Pediatric Surgery Department. In May-2004, he was promoted to an assistant professor of pediatric surgery in Pediatric Surgical department, AlAzhar University Hospitals. In 2008, he had got a Fellowship of European Board in Pediatric Surgery, Glasgow, Scotland. In June 2009 he was promoted to be a full professor of pediatric surgery in Pediatric Surgical department, Al-Azhar University Hospitals. He had 2 published theses (MSc and MD) and he supervised 2 thesis of Master Degree. Also, he has published 35 international researches in international journals of pediatric surgery and chapter in international text book (CURRENT CONCEPTS OF URETHROPLASTY) Edited by Donkov I. 2011, pp 35-42. He has invited as an international speaker and chairperson in many international conferences of pediatric surgery. Currently, He is an Editor in Chief for 2 international pediatric surgery journals and editor for 13 international pediatric surgery journals. He is also reviewers 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 era of COVID 19, he has invited as an international speaker in many international pediatric surgery webinars. Research interest: Neonatal and pediatric laparoscopic surgery and Hypospadiology.