Gisele Duval

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Lumbar hernia is classically described as arising from the superior (Grynfeltt's) lumbar triangle or the inferior (Jean-Louis Petit's) lumbar triangle. The present anatomical study based on a computed tomography examination performed in a patient with lumbar hernia, has led to the suggestion that lumbar hernias cross the lumbar wall through a(More)
Human leptospirosis of the classical and severe icterohemorrhagic type, usually due to the L. icterohaemorrhagiae serogroup, is frequent in La Réunion. In a retrospective study conducted between 1980 and 1984 in 249 adult patients, the mortality rate was 13 p. 100. Our data and those found in the literature indicate that the main cause of death is(More)
Groin swelling first evokes inguinal or femoral hernia but many other conditions may account for it. We describe varicosities of round ligament in a 27-year-old pregnant woman. She presented with a groin mass mimicking an inguinal hernia. Diagnosis was made during surgical exploration. This case report strengthens the fact that varicosities of the round(More)
In order to evaluate the prevalence of human leptospirosis in Reunion island and to identify possible risk factors, a study was realised on a representative population sample of 3.338 persons. The prevalence of leptospirosis, diagnosed by ELISA and confirmed by Micro Agglutination Test, was 1.1%. Male predominance and higher prevalence in rainy parts of the(More)
During a three-year period (1985-1987), in Reunion Island, 252 cases of leptospirosis were clinically diagnosed in humans, and serologically confirmed. The epidemiological study showed a significant male predominance, presence during all ages of life; no month and no geographical zone are spared but maximal incidences are noted during periods of and in(More)
14 cases of leptospirosis ictero-haemorrhagica observed on Reunion island with predominant or isolated pulmonary symptoms are described. Hospitalisation was motivated in every case by haemoptysis, at times profuse, which occurred in patients with fever and myalgia. The chest radiographs revealed an alveolar and/or a bilateral alveolar pattern of variable(More)
Venous aneurysms are usually difficult to diagnose, especially when they are located in the inguinal area where they can be misinterpreted as inguinal or femoral hernias. We report the case of a 70-year-old man with a painful thrombosed aneurysm of the femoral vein that was clinically undistinguishable from a strangulated hernia. The ultrasonogram,(More)