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In western countries, every woman out of eight will develop breast cancer. Over the last two decades, the incidence has considerably increased, but mortality has remained stable and begins to decrease in Europe and the United-States, probably because of new therapy, changes in the use of hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women and early(More)
BACKGROUND Oncoplastic surgery combines breast-conserving treatment and plastic surgery techniques. The aim of the study was to identify breast and tumor-related characteristics that contribute to the rate of complications and recurrence. MATERIAL & METHODS This retrospective study included 72 patients with a median follow-up of 32 months. For each(More)
Lipoma are the most frequent mesenchymal soft tissue tumours but rarely present huge sizes in their cutaneous localization. Some cases of so-called "giant lipomas" have been reported in the literature and here is presented a giant lipoma of the axillary area which is, to our best knowledge, the second report of such a giant lipoma in this localization.
Enteric duplication cysts, and particularly caecal duplication cysts, are rare and generally benign congenital anomalies for which a diagnosis is difficult to make because they mimic other surgical diseases. A surgical management is the treatment of choice. The diagnosis can then be made or confirmed by histopathologic analysis.
A pleuro-pericardial cyst represents an uncommon form of congenital disease. We relate the case of an initially symptomless female patient presenting with a voluminous mediastinal mass. The fortuitous discovery of an asymptomatic mediastinal mass should always prompt consideration, among others, of the diagnosis of a pleuro-pericardial cyst.
The breast pathology includes a large array of entities for which macroscopic and microscopic analysis remains fundamental. Tissue and cell morphology allows in most cases the distinction between benign or malignant tumours and therefore provides the clinicians with essential information for the therapeutic strategy. In the Pathology laboratory,(More)
Eosinophilic esophagitis is a chronic inflammatory disease. The most typical symptoms are recurrent dysphagia and episodes of food impactions. This pathology is quite frequently associated with atopy. We report the case of a 39-year-old patient, suffering from allergic asthma, admitted to hospital for an episode of food impaction. Clinical, endoscopic and(More)
Coeliac disease is an auto-immune disease due to gluten intolerance. One per cent of the European population is concerned. This small bowel adenocarcinoma is rare and concerns less than 5% of the digestive neoplasias. However the frequency of this rare cancer is higher in presence of coeliac disease. We are reporting the case of a 67-years-old woman whose(More)
Palpable thyroid nodules are present clinically in 4-7% of the population and their prevalence increases to 50%-67% when using high-resolution neck ultrasonography. By contrast, thyroid carcinoma (TC) represents only 5-20% of these nodules, which underlines the need for an appropriate approach to avoid unnecessary surgery. Frozen section (PS) has been used(More)