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Authors report the case of a 29-year-old woman who presented a 34-weeks abdominal pregnancy. Spontaneous foetal evisceration was observed on abdominal caesarean operation scar performed previously by median infra-umbilical incision. Clinical features and treatment are discussed in developing country environment.
The purpose of this report is to describe the epidemiological and pathological features of humeral osteomyelitis based on four pediatric cases observed during the subacute and chronic stage over a 12-month period. All locations were encountered. The offending bacterium was always Staphylococcus aureus. All four patients presented involvement of both the(More)
Pheochromocytoma is uncommon in children. We report herein a case in a 6-year-old boy whose pheochromocytoma was revealed by cerebral ischemia as a consequence of acute-cardiac failure. Twenty-four-hour urinary catecholamines were markedly increased. Abdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography located the tumor on the left adrenal gland. After(More)
While esophageal foreign bodies are a common occurrence, late discovery is rare. The purpose of this report is to describe an unusual case in which a set of dentures lodged in the thoracic esophagus was discovered and surgically removed 15 years after accidental ingestion. Inadequacy of health care in remote regions of Madagascar accounts for this clinical(More)
Tuberculous arthritis in the upper limb is uncommon. The authors report a carpal location in a 16-year-old girl diagnosed and treated in Antananarivo (Madagascar) University Hospital. This unusual location for tuberculosis presented as a non-specific monoarthritis. Histological examination confirmed the diagnosis. Specific medical treatment is effective but(More)
Gastric perforation in the neonate is rare. The authors report a 3-day-old male infant, born through a normal delivery after an uncomplicated pregnancy, who presented with a sudden gross distention of the abdomen followed by respiratory distress. Abdominal X-ray examination showed a massive pneumoperitoneum. After a brief resuscitation, an isolated(More)
Female genital tuberculosis is relatively frequent in developing countries. Most cases occur in young women of childbearing age. The most common locations are the tubes, endometrium, and ovaries. Bartholin gland involvement is rare. The purpose of this report is to present a case of Bartholin gland tuberculosis in a 50 year-old woman and to describe the(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze the frequency, clinical and therapeutical aspects of paratesticular tumors encountered in Universiatry Teaching Hospital Ravoahangy-Andrianavalona. METHODS This a retrospective study carried out on 12 patients with paratesticular tumor seen in UTH Ravoahangy-Andrianavalona between January 1997 and December 2007. Studied parameters(More)
Omphalomesenteric fistula is a complete persistence of the omphalomesenteric duct communicating between the umbilicus and the intestine. The presence of intestinal contents suggests the diagnosis in its typical form. We report a case of omphalomesenteric fistula in a 3-year-old boy to show that intestinal parasitic infection associated with ascariasis(More)
The authors report a case of rib aneurysmal-bone cyst in a rachitic 7-year-old boy. He had a 6-month history of right-back pain and dyspnea. Pulmonary X-ray and computed-tomography scan showed a huge mass located in the 4th right rib posterior arch. Right thoracotomy was carried out and complete surgical excision of the rib mass was successfully performed.(More)