Dominique Allard

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Accurate diagnosis of pyelonephritis using clinical and laboratory parameters is often difficult, especially in children. The main aims of this prospective study were to compare the value of different imaging techniques [renal sonography, cortical scintigraphy with technetium-99m dimercaptosuccinic acid (99mTc DMSA) and computed tomography (CT)] in(More)
OBJECTIVES Many questions remain regarding the mechanism of perinatal stroke. METHODS In a series of 100 prospectively enrolled term neonates with symptomatic arterial ischemic stroke, we explored family antecedents, pregnancy and delivery conditions and clinical presenting features and distinguished features of the 50 larger infants with the remainder.(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to correlate early imaging data with motor outcomes in a large, homogeneous, cohort of infants with neonatal (diagnosed before 29 days of life) arterial ischemic stroke (AIS). METHODS From a prospective cohort of 100 children with neonatal AIS, we analyzed the MRI studies performed within the 28 first days of life for 80 infants(More)
Desmoplastic infantile ganglioglioma (World Health Organization grade I) is a rare neoplasm. Despite their common large size and spectacular radiologic and histologic features, the prognosis after surgical resection is good. We present a new case of this tumor in a 14-month-old boy with a recent history of intracranial hypertension. Magnetic resonance(More)
UNLABELLED Chronic recurrent multifocal osteitis (OCRM) is a rare condition in children, of unknown aetiology, which may be misdiagnosed as osteomyelitis, arthritis or tumour. PATIENTS AND METHODS We present a retrospective multicentric study of 17 patients (five boys and 12 girls) with an average follow-up of 7.5 years (six months-25 years). RESULTS A(More)
The authors report on a case of tuberous sclerosis diagnosed in the neonatal period on the basis of intracardiac tumor, rib anomalies and cerebral calcifications. At 4.5 months of age the infant presented acute abdominal pains which led to the discovery (ultrasound identification confirmed by CT scan) of a giant ectasia of the whole abdominal aorta. The(More)