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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)
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)
A prospective study in 88 consecutive patients with solid hepatic mass was performed to determine the value of ultrasound in the diagnosis of pseudo-tumoral hydatid cyst. Ultrasonography systematically searched 5 evocative signs: hypoechoic spiral, peripheric hypoechoic rim surrounded by an echoic border, daughter cysts, hyperechoic areas with shadowing(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)
BACKGROUND Multi-detector-row computed tomography (MDCT) has emerged as method for non-invasive imaging of the heart. AIM To investigate the frequency of the non cardiac findings in cardiac imaging with MDCT. METHODS A total of 191 patients underwent cardiac imaging with 64-slice MDCT over a period of 8 months. The detected abnormalities were classified(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)
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)
Pseudoaneurysms of the splanchnic arteries are rare causes of gastrointestinal bleeding. We report a case of a spontaneous gastroduodenal artery false aneurysm ruptured into the duodenum in a patient with hemophilia. The diagnosis was confirmed by spiral computed tomography and magnetic resonance angiography. The patient died from massive gastrointestinal(More)