Fethi Zhioua

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An increasing number of couples require medical assistance to achieve a pregnancy, and more than 2% of the births in Western countries now result from assisted reproductive technologies. To identify genetic variants responsible for male infertility, we performed a whole-genome SNP scan on patients presenting with total globozoospermia, a primary infertility(More)
Male infertility is the cause in half of all childless partnerships. Numerous factors contribute to male infertility, including chromosomal aberrations and gene defects. Few data exist regarding the association of these chromosomal aberrations with male infertility in Arab and North African populations. We therefore aimed to evaluate the frequency of(More)
Cotyledonoid dissecting leiomyoma (CDL) may create a diagnostic challenge. A 47-year-old woman underwent laparotomy for a large pelvic mass associated to vaginal bleeding. During operation, a bulky deep red mass protruding from the uterus and projecting into the pelvic cavity was discovered. Allowing to sarcoma- like appearance, a total abdominal(More)
AIM To determine frequency of Y microdeletions in azoospermic and oligospermic Tunisian infertile males. METHODS A Sample of 146 Tunisian infertile males with a low sperm count (<5 x 10(6) sperms per mililiter) and normal karyotype was screened for Y chromosome microdeletions. 76 men were azoospermic and 70 men were oligospermic. Genomic DNA was isolated(More)
We report a case of sirenomelia sequence observed in an incident of preterm labor during the 29th gestational week. According to some authors, this syndrome should be classified separately from caudal regression syndrome and is likely to be the result of an abnormality taking place during the fourth gestational week, causing developmental abnormalities in(More)
BACKGROUND For some teams, hysteroscopy, should be performed before each IVF attempt to maximize the chances of implantation because of the high cost, the investment in time and the psychological impact of each IVF cycle, but answer to the question of the systematic practice of hysteroscopy prior to IVF is far from settled. AIM Assess the benefits of(More)
Yq microdeletions are the leading genetic cause of male infertility and its detection in clinically relevant for appropriate genetic counseling. The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of Y microdeletion in a group of Tunisian infertile men and to compare the prevalence of these abnormalities with other countries and other Tunisian(More)
AIM To evaluate feasibility and surgical long term, anatomic and functional results of the laparoscopic Vecchietti procedure to treat women with vaginal agenesis. METHODS We reported six cases of patients with a Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome. The surgical procedure was the same for all patients. The results have been evaluated on the operative(More)
BACKGROUND Endometrial adenocarcinoma usually occurs after menopause, but in 2%-14% of cases, it occurs in young patients (less than 40 years of age) who are eager to preserve their fertility. Its treatment includes hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy, and, in some cases, radiation therapy. AIM To describe a case of(More)
Cesarean scar pregnancy is a rare type of ectopic pregnancy associated with severe complications such as uterine rupture, uncontrollable bleeding which may lead to hysterectomy, and definitive infertility. Many therapeutic options are available such as Dilatation & Curetage, excision of trophoblastic tissues using either laparotomy or laparoscopy,(More)