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Buruli's ulcer is a real disease of public health. In Ivory Coast, 50 patients were treated from February 1987 to August 1991. It realizes a real destruction of skin and subcutaneous tissues. The germ is Mycobacterium ulcerans. The preferential localisation is the limbs in children of 14 years old. Large ulcer with polycyclic margin are treated by extended… (More)
The purpose of this report is to describe two cases involving a 43-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman who underwent laparoscopic surgery for dolichocolon causing severe constipation. In both cases the procedure consisted of left colectomy with colorectal anastomosis. There was no operative mortality or morbidity. The outcome on constipation was good. This… (More)
The authors report their experience in vascular and nervous microsurgery. They remark that there is a long time between the emergency reception of the wounded person and the appeal to plastic surgery. They deplore also the bad collaboration between the different department of emergency surgery. Finally they emphasize that the scarcity of cases is due to… (More)
The skin expansion by inflatable prosthesis is a recent method to resolve insufficient tissue a short series of 7 cases. But the authors think that despite these inconveniences this technique needs to be largely diffused and used judiciously.
Laparoscopic surgery is now a widely accepted modality for gastrointestinal surgery. In this report the authors evaluate their four-year experience with laparoscopic surgery in a total of 494 patients in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Cholecystectomy and appendectomy were the main indications in this series. However laparoscopic surgery has a wide range of… (More)
A retrospective study of 16 cases of ileo sigmoid knot, treated at Treichville Hospital in Abidjan Côte-d'Ivoire, is reported by the authors between 1970 and 1989. This pathology is not so seldom and concerned 14 men and 2 women from 14 years old to 61 years old with an average of 42 years. The more precise description of the physiopathology of this… (More)
The authors report the first case of Crohn's disease in Côte-d'Ivoire. A 20-year-old Ivorian man presented chronic diarrhea and weight loss over six years. Ulcerated lesions were found throughout the colon extending to the terminal ilieum but not involving the rectum. Diagnosis of Crohn's disease was established on radiological and histological findings.… (More)
Pheochromocytoma exists in black African countries with the same frequency observed in other places. The characteristics of our series of nine patients are the followings: an average age of 19, 6 years old, a sex-ratio of 1, 25, a paroxysmal high blood pressure for six patients, no MEN neither malignant tumors, the measures of V.M.A. done positively eight… (More)
The authors report on a case of Darier-Ferrand's dermatofibroma on forehead. It was a very uncommon localization. They stress on the specific treatment applied: forehead cranioectomy and scalp plasty, made compulsory after several exercises and their reappearances.