Houda Chahed

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PURPOSE Describe the clinical presentations of orbital complications of acute sinusitis and discuss therapeutic approaches. METHODS Retrospective study of 29 cases of acute sinusitis with orbital extension hospitalized over a period of 12years (2000 to 2012). RESULTS There were 23 men and 6 women. The mean age was 15.75years. The average time until(More)
OBJECTIVES Mutations in GJB2 are found to be responsible for 50% of congenital autosomal recessive non-syndromic hearing loss, one of the most important mutations in this gene is the c.35delG, which is responsible for the majority of GJB2 related deafness in the Tunisian population. The aim of this study was to determine the molecular etiology of hearing(More)
Spontaneous cholesteatoma of the external auditory canal (EAC) is an uncommon condition that is difficult to diagnose. In a patient with such a possibility, serious clinical investigation along with radiologic and histologic exploration should be performed early on because a delay in treatment can lead to severe complications. Given the rarity of EAC(More)
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to analyze factors influencing the recurrence of acquired pediatric cholesteatoma that has impact on operative plan decision. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of 62 children (68 ears) with acquired middle ear cholesteatoma who underwent surgery from 1995 to 2006. Age distribution at initial operation ranged from 3 to 16(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to determine predictive factors of paradoxical reaction in patients with cervical lymph node tuberculosis (TB) and to discuss the therapeutic management of this condition. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective study was performed of 501 patients managed for cervical lymph node TB over a period of 12 years (from(More)
INTRODUCTION Nasolabial cysts (NLC) are a rare condition presenting as cystic epithelial lesion. We report the clinical and radiological (CT scan) aspects of this rare clinical entity and we assess the various available surgical treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty-four patients presenting with NLC underwent surgery between 2000 and 2009. The diagnosis(More)
A 41-year-old patient was hospitalised for a chronic right parotid mass. A cervical ultrasound revealed a cystic mass of the parotid. Cervical MRI found a ductal ectasia of the parotid and submandibular glands associated with a retention cyst of the right parotid. He had a right total parotidectomy. Histopathological examination of the lesion revealed a(More)
Ectopic thyroid tissue (ETT) lateral to the midline is rare. Its occurrence in the carotid bifurcation is exceptional. We present a 45 years woman who consulted with a slow growing right cervical swelling. Clinical examination Ultrasonography, contrast enhanced CT and cervical MRI concluded to a paraganglioma. Intra-operatively, the tumor didn't have the(More)