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Nerve biopsy in peripheral neuropathies associated with an IgM monoclonal gammopathy may occasionally display focal myelin thickenings. In a patient with such an IgM neuropathy, in whom an anti-myelin-associated glycoprotein (MAG) antibody activity was present in the serum, single-fiber preparations revealed 34% of internodes bearing myelin swellings. The(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the factors linked to foveoschisis in high myopia. METHODS Retrospective study of 113 patients (200 eyes) with high myopia was conducted between January 2010 and June 2012. Subjects underwent a complete ophthalmic examination, spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT TOPCON 2000) and ocular echography. RESULTS Of the 200(More)
Best vitelliform macular dystrophy is the second most frequent hereditary maculopathy, with bilateral involvement and juvenile onset. It is clinically characterized by bilateral deposits of lipofuscin-like autofluorescent material in the subretinal space, with a typical phenotypic manifestation taking the form of a vitelliform macular lesion evolving(More)
The authors report a series of 12 patients who underwent digital arthroplasty using a swanson implant. Six patients had the sequellae of an injured hand, and the other six patients had rheumatoid arthritis. The majority of patients were men with an average age of 33 years. The patients were examined again about 4 years later on average. The lateral(More)
PURPOSE Achromatopsia (ACH) is a congenital autosomal recessive cone disorder. The puspose is to describe particular SD-OCT macular images in ACH. METHODS The study included 6 patients from 3 consanguineous Tunisian families with congenital nystagmus and amblyopia with ACH. All patients had clinical examination with fundus photography, autofluorescence,(More)
BACKGROUND Oncogenic octeomalacia is an unusual and rare clinicopathologic syndrome characterized by mesenchymal tumors that apparently produce osteomalacia and biochemical abnormalities consisting of hypophosphatemia and normocalcemia. AIM We have investigated the mechanism by which a giant cell tumor of bone caused biopsy-proved osteomalacia in a(More)
Chondromyxoid Fibroma is a rare benign osseous tumor especially in the hand, because the hand represents less than 3% of all osseous locations. It can causes problems of differential diagnosis with several types of tumors and in particular with chondrosarcoma, for which the management is totally different. We report a case of location of a chondromyxoid(More)
The authors report 5 cases of chondrosarcoma of the hand brought together over a period of 20 years. The series comprises 3 men and 2 woman of average age 42 years. In two cases the tumour arose from degeneration in a preexisting lesion of Ollier's disease. Diagnosis was made on clinical and radiological criteria. Confirmation of the diagnosis by(More)
The authors report their experience of digital lengthening and analyze the indications and results of 12 cases performed over 13 years in the plastic and reconstructive surgery service of the Kassab institute. Distraction was performed using a mini-orthofix device. In majority of cases, the procedure was performed on young people, manual workers and victims(More)