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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)
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 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)
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)
Suppurative pylephlebitis is a rare condition with a significant mortality rate, ranging from 50% to 80%. We report a case of suppurative pylephlebitis complicating acute pancreatitis treated by percutaneous drainage in a 40-year-old woman. The patient had an uneventful recovery.
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)
INTRODUCTION Internal hernias are a rare cause of acute intestinal obstruction. Herniation through the falciform ligament is rare and often diagnosed only during surgery. Abdominal computed tomography (CT), performed on an emergency basis, can help to diagnose this obstruction before surgery and select a therapeutic approach. CASE A 60-year-old man was(More)
A 5-month-old girl was referred to the paediatric cardiology department for dyspnea, pallor, and failure to thrive. The onset of symptoms occurred about 8 weeks after birth. Her electrocardiogram showed ischemic change. Transthoracic echocardiography showed global hypokinesia with decreased left-ventricular ejection fraction (30%). The origin of the right(More)