Virtual Conference
Gamal Al Saied

Gamal Al Saied

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.


Gamal Al Saied had been graduated 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. 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, assistant lecturer of pediatric surgery in 1993 at the Pediatric Surgery Department. In 1998, he has been accredited a Doctorate’s Degree in medicine (PhD). Then, he was promoted to a lecturer of pediatric surgery at the Pediatric Surgery Department. In May - 2004, he was promoted to an assistant professor of pediatric surgery at Pediatric Surgical department, 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. He had two published theses (MSc and PhD) and he supervised two thesis of Master’s 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 invited as an international speaker and chairperson in many international conferences of pediatric surgery. Currently, He is an Editor in Chief for two international pediatric surgery journals and editor for thirteen 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