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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)
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)
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)
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)
This prospective study was carried out in the plastic and reconstructive surgery department of Kassab's hospital in Tunis and the hospital of Monastir (Tunisa) during the sacrifice day (Aïd el kebir). The study involved 50 patients. Our purpose was to identify the injuries of the hand occurring during this religions festival. The average age of patients was(More)
Anterior abdominal wall defects (AAWD) correspond to a wide spectrum of congenital defects affecting 6.3/10,000 pregnancies. They have in common a closure defect of the anterior abdominal wall and can be fatal or expose the fetus and the neonate (NN) to many complications. This study was based on a retrospective study of 22 cases of AAWD collected between(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)
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