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Lymphocytic hypophysitis is a rare inflammatory disease of the pituitary gland which may be related to an autoimmune process. Only twenty cases are reported in male. Patients usually present with symptoms of an expanding intrasellar mass or varying degrees of hypopituitarism. Most of the cases are misconsidered preoperatively as pituitary adenomas. We(More)
BACKGROUND Evaluation of activity of Crohn's disease is based on CDAI. Several other tools have been studied to assess disease activity with more accuracy. AIMS To assess the correlation between Doppler parameters of superior mesenteric artery and disease activity and to assess the accuracy of these parameters in discriminating between active and(More)
A paraganglioma is a rare tumor composed of chromaffin cells. Malignant paraganglioma is a very rare presentation diagnosed by local recurrence after total resection of the primary mass or findings of distant metastasis. We report a case of a 30-year-old man who had undergone a carotid body tumor resection 10 years before and who presented to us with(More)
The psoas muscle is an uncommon location for hydatid cyst accounting for only 1 to 3% of cases. The purpose of this report is to describe the epidemiologic, clinical, paraclinical, and therapeutic features of primary hydatid cyst of the psoas muscle. A retrospective study conducted in Surgery Department A at the Rabta Hospital in Tunisia compiled a total of(More)
Hydatid cyst of the adrenal gland (HCAG) is an exceptional occurrence. We report our experience of six cases of HCAG and discuss the diagnosis and treatment of this hydatid localization. We retrospectively reviewed and analyzed the clinical files of six patients admitted to our institution from January 1990 to December 2000 for HCAG. Patients varied in age(More)
BACKGROUND Due to the recent technological progress, multislice computerized tomography (MSCT) allows visualizing the heart and coronary arteries. Multislice computed tomography is non invasive and provides high quality images.Its main limits are arythmia, tachycardia and coronary calcifications. But the main drawback with MSCT is the radiation dose. AIM(More)
Agenesis of internal carotid artery (ICA) is an unusual finding in subjects with congenital Combined Pituitary hormone deficiency (CPHD) with only nine cases being reported to date but to our best knowledge none of them was genetically investigated. A 10-years old girl presented with severe growth failure (height 103 cm) with substantial bone age delay (3(More)
BACKGROUND Chondrosarcomas are slow-growing malignant tumors that usually arise from cartilaginous structures. It may occur in the head and neck region with a predilection for the maxillofacial skeleton, where it has been reported to occur particularly in the mandible and maxilla. Chondrosarcoma of the sinonasal tract is very rare. AIM Report a new case(More)
Paraduodenal hernia is a rare etiology of intestinal obstruction. Its preoperative diagnosis can only be made by a well-performed upper gastrointestinal series. We report a case of a 19 years old man with abdominal pains and recurrent Koenig's syndromes. The upper gastrointestinal series and CT scan showed a right paraduodenal hernia. we reviewed the(More)