Fatma Fitouri

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BACKGROUND Stump appendicitis is a delayed complication of appendectomy. It is rare and few cases reported in the paediatric literature. The authors report on another case in a child and focus on the diagnostic peculiarities of this entity. CASE A 9-year-old boy with previous history of open appendectomy was admitted for a right lower quadrant pain with(More)
BACKGROUND Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis is an uncommon form of chronic pyelonephritis rarely seen in children. Preoperative diagnosis is difficult and management is still obscure. AIM The authors report on a focal pseudotumoral case and discuss therapeutic modalities. CASE A 2-year-old boy was admitted for a 2-weeks history of fever and right(More)
BACKGROUND Epidermal cysts are a common benign lesion, occurring often above the shoulder and within the face and the scalp. Presternal site and huge volume are quite rare, especially in children. AIM The authors report on two paediatric cases, discuss etiopathogenesis and diagnostic difficulties. CASES A 2, 5 and 3-year-old boys were admitted for(More)
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