Hubert Ducou le Pointe

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BACKGROUND The detection of hepatic nodules, particularly in patients treated for a previous malignancy, raises a diagnostic dilemma. Focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) of the liver is an uncommon, benign tumor in children and must be differentiated from malignant hepatic lesions. The etiology of FNH is obscure, and its pathogenesis is poorly understood. FNH(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case series. OBJECTIVE To report 3 cases of unusual spinal fracture through the neurocentral synchondrosis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Traumatic lesions of the spine or spinal cord due to physical abuse are rare. We report 3 cases of vertebral fractures involving the neurocentral synchondrosis in battered children. METHODS(More)
To investigate the role of cancer predisposing factors (PFs) on the associations between paediatric computed tomography (CT) scan exposures and subsequent risk of central nervous system (CNS) tumours and leukaemia. A cohort of children who underwent a CT scan in 2000-2010 in 23 French radiology departments was linked with the national childhood cancers(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY Determine high-resolution tomography (HRCT) scan characteristics in children with SFTPC mutation and correlate them to histological findings. PATIENTS AND METHODS This retrospective multicenter study included 15 children (7 females and 8 males) with SFTPC mutations. HRCT scans have been performed in all the children and lung biopsies in 8(More)
OBJECTIVES The deterministic character of radiation-induced cataract is being called into question, raising the possibility of a risk in patients, especially children, exposed to ionizing radiation in case of repeated head CT-scans. This study aims to estimate the eye lens doses of a pediatric population exposed to repeated head CTs and to assess the(More)
PURPOSE The effectiveness of laparoscopic diagnosis of contralateral patent processus vaginalis (CPPV) in children with unilateral inguinal hernia was evaluated. METHODS Ninety-three consecutive children under the age of 1 year were operated on for a unilateral inguinal hernia. A contralateral CPPV was diagnosed by laparoscopy via the inguinal hernia sac(More)
RATIONALE High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) plays an important role in the diagnosis and staging of pulmonary sarcoidosis, but implies radiation exposure. In this light, we aimed to describe HRCT findings as well as their relationship with pulmonary function tests (PFT) in children with pulmonary sarcoidosis. METHODS In a retrospective study, 18(More)
BACKGROUND Vinblastine (VBL) is the standard treatment for systemic Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH), but little is known about its efficacy in central nervous system (CNS) mass lesions. METHODS A retrospective chart review was conducted. Twenty patients from the French LCH Study Group register met the inclusion criteria. In brief, they had CNS mass(More)
We report a rare case of polymicrogyria diagnosed at 27 weeks' gestation on ultrasound examination and associated with cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. The ultrasound finding suggesting this diagnosis was the direct visibility of the overfolded cortical ribbon. The cerebral surface was clearly visible because of a markedly enlarged pericerebral space(More)