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Primary hydatid cyst in the head of pancreas is rare. We report a case of a 26-year-old patient, who presented with obstructive jaundice. The imaging studies, while demonstrating a fusiform dilatation of the common bile duct, was unhelpful in identifying the etiology. A pancreatic head cyst was discovered at the time of surgery. Diagnosis was confirmed by(More)
Primary retroperitoneal mucinous cystic tumors are extremely rare, and although their histopathogenesis is still uncertain, several theories have been proposed. Traditionally, transabdominal laparotomy and enucleation of the cyst is the treatment of choice. The anatomopathological examination of the mass is imperative in the fact to eliminate malignant(More)
Non functional retroperitoneal paragangliomas are rare tumors: less than 50 cases are reported in the literature. They are usually asymptomatic and can attain big dimensions. The authors report a case diagnosed by histological examination of the operative specimen. Malignant tumors more frequent than the benign tumors present with a regional extension and(More)
Primary leiomyosarcoma (LMS) of the pancreas is a rare mesenchymal neoplasm (0.1% of pancreatic tumors) with only 35 cases reported in the world literature. We describe a 36th case. This tumor affects adults in the fifth decade of life, especially men. Its diagnosis is difficult and is based on immunohistochemical analyses that reveal smooth muscle cell(More)
The authors report a case of leiomyosarcoma of the left renal vein. Because of its retroperitoneal position, this exceptional tumour was responsible for few symptoms. Complementary investigations (CT scan, ultrasonography, arteriography) often do not confirm the diagnosis. Complete surgical excision combined with complementary treatment can ensure long-term(More)
Meckel's diverticulum is the commonest congenital abnormality of the gastrointestinal tract. Hemorrhage, obstruction and inflammation are the three main categories of complications resulting from Meckel's diverticulum. Spontaneously perforation of Meckel's diverticulum is very rare and mimics acute appendicitis. We report a case of 26 year-old male, who(More)
Diaphragmatic hernia during pregnancy is uncommon and is usually traumatic in origin, epigastric pain, and vomiting could be the initial symptoms of herniation of gastrointestinal contents, with a risk of strangulation and ischaemia, leading to respiratory distress due to collapse of the lung. Case report. A 27-year-old woman, with undiagnosed traumatic(More)
The authors report 40 hydatid cysts of rare localization selected during a period of 11 years and represent 10.75% on the whole of the hydatid cysts operated during the same period all localizations dumbfounded. The splenic localization is the more frequent with 15 cases, so 4.9%, it occupies the third place after the classic localizations (liver, lung).(More)
Jejunojejunal intussusceptions are not very common in adults, and unlike in children, a lead point is usually found. The clinical presentations in adults tend to be more chronic or intermittent, and they include obstructive syndrome, abdominal cramps, gastrointestinal bleeding, or palpable abdominal mass at physical examination. These unspecific symptoms(More)