Hédi Krifa

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BACKGROUND The meningeal hemangiopericytoma (MHPC) is a vascular tumor arising from pericytes. Most intracranial MHPCs resemble meningiomas (MNGs) in their clinical presentation and histological features and may therefore be misdiagnosed, despite important differences in prognosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS We report 8 cases of MHPC and 5 cases of MNG(More)
BACKGROUND Glioma is a heterogeneous central nervous system (CNS) tumor group that encompasses different histological subtypes with high variability in prognosis. The lesions account for almost 80% of primary malignant brain tumors. The aim of this study is to extend our understanding of the glioma epidemiology in the central Tunisian region. MATERIALS(More)
PURPOSE Three cases of histopathologically confirmed central neurocytoma (CN) are presented, emphasizing diagnostic imaging issues: conventional magnetic resonance imaging with Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) findings of CN. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients age ranged from 17 to 32 years, Imaging include a(More)
BACKGROUND PA is a grade I glial tumor that mostly occurs in children. However, although apparently similar to paediatric PA, adult PA presents a different clinical follow-up that could arise from specific molecular alterations. A variety of genetic alterations have been identified as diagnostic or prognostic glioma molecular markers. MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)
For a long time the imaging diagnosis of spine disease was based on conventional radiology (plain radiography, myelography and arteriography). The recent employment of MRI had changed the study of spine disease thanks to an excellent contrast and a multiplanar approache. In fact, nowadays MRI is the most sensible technic for a combined study of spine(More)
Cerebral hytatid cysts (HC) are extremely rare, forming 2% of all intra cranial space occupying lesions even in counties where the disease is endemic. HC diagnosis is usually based on a pathognomonic computed tomography (CT) pattern. In order to assess the value of MR we reviewed the CT (n=25) and magnetic resonance (MR, n=4 including diffusion and proton(More)
It has become increasingly evident that morphologically similar gliomas may have distinct clinical phenotypes arising from diverse genetic signatures. To date, glial tumours from the Tunisian population have not been investigated. To address this, we correlated the clinico-pathology with molecular data of 110 gliomas by a combination of HM450K array, MLPA(More)
PURPOSE The MGMT gene encodes a DNA repair enzyme that counteracts with chemotherapy efficiency, specifically with alkylating agents such as temozolomide (TMZ). It is well established that MGMT methylation should be screened as a predictive marker for TMZ in glioblastoma, and we thus aimed to determine a reliable and practical diagnostic method of MGMT(More)
Oligodendrogliomas are the tumors of normal glial cells of brain called oligodendrocytes. They represent a small proportion of childhood brain tumors and are infrequently encountered in the posterior fossa. CT scan and MRI are very helpful for the preoperative management of oligodendrogliomas. However, due to the rarity and non-specific(More)
Calcification of the cervical ligamentum flavum is a rare entity observed exclusively in Japanese people. We report a new case in a 65-year-old man from Tunisia who presented with symptoms of cervical myelopathy with mild tetra paresis, sensory abnormalities and dysuria. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a posterior compression of the spinal cord at(More)