Asma Zidi

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OBJECTIVE Intrathoracic textiloma or gossypiboma, a retained surgical sponge in the thoracic cavity, is an exceptional but serious complication following thoracic or abdominal surgery. The purpose of this work is to highlight the topographic features of thoracic textiloma and to describe imaging aspects, and, particularly, computed tomography (CT) features.(More)
BACKGROUND Angiomyxolipoma is a benign tumor considered as a variant of lipoma and that occurs mainly in the subcutis. The mediastinal location hasn't been previously reported. AIM To describe the radiological features of this tumor in its posterior mediastinal location and to confront them to the pathological features. CASE REPORT We report the case of(More)
PURPOSE The objective of this study was to describe the different radiological features of the hydatid cyst of the mediastinum. MATERIALS AND METHODS We conducted a retrospective study on 14 patients (seven women, seven men), diagnosed with mediastinal hydatid cyst, aged 13-67 years (mean, 48 years) over a period of 16 years in our hospital where 71 cases(More)
Tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica (TO) is a rare benign disorder affecting the trachea and occasionally the bronchi. We report a case of TO presenting as a respiratory insufficiency. Chest radiograph revealed an irregular narrowing of the intra thoracic trachea and a parenchymal consolidation of the left lower lobe. Magnetic resonance examination of(More)
Multiple myeloma is a malignant proliferation of plasma cells that affects mainly bone marrow but may also involve other organs as well. We report thoracic involvement in the form of left-sided pleural effusion, osseous lesions, bronchial infiltration, and mediastinal lymphadenopathy in a 61-year-old woman, non-smoker presented with chest pain, dyspnoea,(More)
PURPOSE Amyloidosis involvement of mediastinal nodes is rare. Isolated pseudotumoral involvement without extra-thoracic disease is a diagnostic challenge and typically raises concern for underlying malignancy. We present 3 cases of pseudotumoral mediastinal amyloidosis. METHODS We report the cases of 3 patients presenting with recent onset of respiratory(More)
Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis (IPH) is a rare cause of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage characterized by abnormal deposition of hemosiderin iron in the macrophages of alveoli. Most cases occur in children. In adults, IPH is rare: almost 10 cases reported during the late 10 years. We report the case of a 20-year-old-girl with IPH. There was no evidence of(More)
Tuberculosis of the lung bases is a rare condition that can mimic pneumonia, bronchial carcinoma, lung abscess or bronchiectasis. Diagnostic delays, that can lead to serious complications not amenable to surgical resection, are often the result of repeatedly negative bacteriological examinations. We report a series of 10 cases of tuberculosis of the lung(More)
INTRODUCTION Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease of unknown aetiology that includes a pulmonary or mediastinal component in 90% of cases. The aim of this study is to clarify the contribution of thoracic CT scanning in the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of sarcoidosis and its role in the follow-up and the evaluation of the activity of the disease. (More)