Kamel M Ayadi

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The aim of the study was to determine whether a urinary tract appearing normal when assessed by meticulous ultrasound (US) examination may coexist with vesicoureteric reflux (VUR) and whether a normal US scan can be used to exclude VUR, thereby avoiding unnecessary voiding cystourethrography (VCUG). The US features of 35 neonates with known VUR were(More)
INTRODUCTION Ilizarov's segmental bone transport technique is one of the treatments of bone defects. The aim of our investigation was to identify which technical specific features could ensure the success of this surgical option and to analyze the various difficulties and complications inherent in this method. MATERIAL AND METHODS Our analysis covered a(More)
Histiocytosis X is an uncommon disease. Temporal bone involvement is a frequent head and neck manifestation. Most patients are under fifteen years of age. The authors report a case of a bilateral extensive temporal involvement complicated with vertigo and peripheric facial palsy. CT plays a dominant role in the diagnosis because of the ability to identify(More)
OBJECTIVE We report 4 patients with sickle cell anemia presenting with intra-splenic benign nodules corresponding to islands of preserved tissue within splenic ferro-calcinosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS Ultrasound, CT and MRI findings were evaluated and compared to a follow-up study by ultrasound and CT done after 6 to 12 months. RESULTS Ultrasound showed(More)
BACKGROUND Ewing's sarcoma (ES) is a rare tumour accounting for 10% of primary malignant bone tumours in children and 3% of all childhood malignancies. ES belongs to a group of small round cell tumours. AIM In this review, we will describe the main clinicopathological features of this rare tumour and discuss its prognosis. METHODS We report a(More)
Infusion of 1 microgram of carbachol, a potent cholinergic agonist, into the lateral septum of the urethane-anaesthetized rat systematically caused the induction of clear-cut hippocampal theta (theta). However, infusion of an equivalent amount of the drug into the hippocampus, close to the recording electrode, failed to induce theta in 50% of the animals(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Traumatic hip dislocation is a rare event in children. Appropriate management remains a subject of debate. The purpose of this study was to investigate the epidemiological, therapeutic features of this situation and the long-term outcome after treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS This was a retrospective analysis of 15 traumatic hip(More)
Fibrodysplasia (or Myositis) Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) is a rare genetic disease with variable expression, characterized by the association of congenital anomalies of the toes and fingers and progressive appearance of ectopic bone within the skeletal muscles, often following a trauma or an infection. FOP initially affects the nape and thoracic(More)