Brahim El mostarchid

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Behçet disease is a rare condition in central Europe but more common in Morocco. A case of multiple intracranial arterial aneurysms occurring in a 44 year-old Moroccan patient with 2-years history of Behçet's disease is reported. CT-scan showed an infarction in the right middle cerebral artery territory. Panangiography showed sacciform aneurysms of the(More)
Intramedullary cavernous angiomas are extremely rare. We retrospectively reviewed two cases in a 24-year-old man and 40-year-old woman. T2-weighted magnetic resonance images showed the cavernoma at the cervical and lower thoracic spine, respectively. The patient with cervical involvement also had an asymptomatic cavernoma in the cerebellum. In both(More)
Non-dysraphic spinal cord lipomas are rare benign lesions, accounting for approximately 1% of all spinal cord tumors. Patients usually present with long histories of disability followed by rapid progression of their symptoms. Presenting symptoms include spinal pain, dysesthesic sensory changes, gait difficulties, weakness, and incontinence. Magnetic(More)
Tubercular spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is is a devastating infectious disease. Its presence without associated osseous involvement may be considered an extremely rare scenario. We present a rare case of tubercular SEA complicated by paraplegia in an immune-competent 58-year-old male patient. MRI shows a multisegmental posterior collection of epidural(More)
BACKGROUND Posterior epidural migration of an extruded disk fragment is rare, and posterior migration of the free fragments causing cauda equina syndrome is exceptionally rare. The disk fragment must transgress through numerous anatomical restraints including the nerve roots in such cases. METHODS Two cases of migration of the sequestrated disk into the(More)
The authors report the case of a 35-years-women with a thoracic disc herniation, who presented with seven years history of episodic acute ureteric colic. An early diagnosis of a spinal disc herniation was made difficult by the absence of neurological findings. Imaging studies showed no lesion in the genito-urinary tract. Magnetic resonance imaging(More)
Caudal regression is a rare syndrome which has a spectrum of congenital malformations ranging from simple anal atresia to absence of sacral, lumbar and possibly lower thoracic vertebrae. It results from a disturbance in the fetal mesoderm in early pregnancy (< 4 week of gestation). Maternal diabetes, genetic predisposition and vascular hypoperfusion have(More)
We report the case of a 50-year-old woman presenting a primitive adenoid cystic carcinoma of the middle part of skull base diagnosed by transphenoidal biopsy. She was treated by exclusive radiation therapy with cobalt 60 1.25 MeV and the dose received was 66 Gy in 33 fractions. Our patient remains alive 50 months after the completion of treatment. Adenoid(More)
Chondroid syringoma (CS) of the orbit is an extremely rare benign neoplasm. To the best of our knowledege, this is the second case reported in the english litérature.We report a case of a 41-year-old woman with orbital CS. This tumor developed slowly over 8 years causing indolor, no axil, exophtalmos of the left eye. Computed tomography demonstrated an(More)