Hedi Krifa

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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)
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)
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)
Primary malignant melanoma of the central nervous system is an uncommon localization, first reported by Hirsberg in 1906. Since then, to our knowledge, only 39 cases have been reported in the literature. We present a case of primary intradural extra-medullary melanoma which developed in a 51-Year-old man who complained of pain in the lower cervical spine,(More)
The authors report, after a follow-up period of two years, a case of intramedullary congenital epidermoid cyst treated surgically. The patient, a 21 year-old man, presented with a seven year history of motor disturbances of his left lower limb and more recent urinary incontinence. The diagnosis of an intramedullary tumor was provided by a myelogram and a(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)
BACKGROUND Angiomatous meningiomas (AMs) represent a rare subtype of meningiomas in which the vascular component prevail. They represent less than 1% of all intracranial tumors and approximately 2.1% of all meningeal tumors (Hasselblatt et al., 2004). The purpose of this study was to determine the clinical characteristics, radiological features and(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)
Four cases of cystic meningioma are reported, and the imaging features and diagnostic pitfalls of cystic meningiomas are reviewed. Cystic meningiomas are infrequent tumors and remain difficult to diagnose in spite of advanced imaging techniques. Our patients were between 15 and 58 years of age, and underwent CT and MR imaging. In all the four cases, the(More)