Abdellah Achir

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OBJECTIVE Scarf pin inhalation is becoming a frequent accident among young Moroccan woman who wears islamic veil. The aim of the study is to highlight indications, principles and challenges of surgical removal of that particular foreign body. METHODS Twenty-eight patients were hospitalized in Thoracic Surgery department of Ibn Sina Hospital at Rabat(More)
Les sarcomes ténosynoviaux ou synovialosarcomes sont des tumeurs malignes des tissus mous, l’atteinte primitive de la paroi thoracique est rare. Nous rapportons l'observation d'un patient suivi pour des douleurs thoraciques avec à l'examen une masse pariétale, le bilan radiologique a montré un développement également endothoracique de la tumeur. L’analyse(More)
OBJECTIVES Hydatid disease is a zoonosis resulting from the growth in man of the larval form of Echinococcus granulosus. Involvement of the bones is rare and localisation to the ribs is exceptional. The aim of our study is to present the pathophysiological and diagnostic characteristics of hydatid disease of the ribs and to define the radiological features.(More)
Well-differentiated fetal adenocarcinoma (WDFA) is a very uncommon malignant tumor originating in the lung. This report describes the case of a 38-year-old woman with a WDFA treated by surgery. The malignancy is low grade and associated with a good prognosis, and so it is important for clinicians to be aware of and to identify this rare variant of(More)
STUDY AIM The aim of this retrospective study was to report the results of the surgical treatment in 188 patients operated on for pulmonary aspergilloma in a series of 206 patients observed in Morocco. PATIENTS AND METHOD From 1982 to 1998, 206 patients were treated for pulmonary aspergilloma in the same hospital; 188 were operated on and surgery was(More)
The incidence of iatrogenic pneumothorax (IPx) will increase with invasive procedures particularly at training hospitals, that is why we have made a retrospective study of the common diagnostic or therapeutic causes of IPx and its impact on morbidity. From January 2011 to December 2011, 36 patients developed IPx as emergencies, after an invasive procedure.(More)
Benign neoplasm of the endobronchial tree is quite rare, while endobronchial lipoma is extremely rare. The irreversible pulmonary damage is due to progressive bronchial obstruction; even so, pleural empyema is exceptionally encountered in a case of endobronchial lipoma. We report a case of a 47-year-old man who had left lung pneumonia with hemoptysis. The(More)
Liposarcoma of the lung is an extremely rare disease with less than 10 cases reported to date. A case of a locally advanced, pulmonary mixed liposarcoma in a 49-year-old male is presented here. Left pneumonectomy with radical lymph node dissection was performed. The postoperative course was uneventful and no recurrence or metastasis was observed for 3(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the characteristics of myasthenic patients with and without thymoma, and the results of thymectomy in both types of patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective study was conducted among 66 patients who underwent thymectomy for myasthenia gravis in our department over a 10-year period (2000-2010). The(More)