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INTRODUCTION Actinomycosis is a suppurative infection caused by bacteria of the genus actinomyces. It is a rare cause of pulmonary infection and can be difficult to diagnose as its presentation may mimic cancer or tuberculosis. In the absence of treatment of pulmonary lesions fistulae can develop. We report a case of pulmonary actinomycosis complicated by a(More)
Actinomycosis is a rare condition which, in the thoracic localisation, can mimic cancer or tuberculosis. We report a series of three case of thoracic actinomycosis treated in the Ibn Sina University Thoracic Surgery Unit in Rabat, Morocco. CASE N degrees 1: This 45-year-old patient presented a tumefaction on the left anterior aspect of the chest. Physical(More)
Syndrome Doege-Potter is a paraneoplastic syndrome in which hypoglycemia is the result of tumors producing insulin growth factor-like (IGF-II) it is most often solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura (TFSP). These are rare and may be discovered incidentally, during non-specific respiratory symptoms or during hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia occurs in tumors of large(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to assess the results of the surgical treatment of abdominal hydatid cysts ruptured in the thorax. PATIENTS AND METHODS We collected data from 160 patients who experienced the intra-thoracic rupture of an abdominal hydatid cyst during the period 1997 - 2008: 158 located in the liver, one in the spleen and one in(More)
OBJECTIVE Lung resection retains an important place in the treatment of certain forms of tuberculosis. The purpose of this review was to review the indications for and outcomes of pneumonectomy both in the management of active TB and the treatment of its consequences. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 2003 and 2007 85 patients underwent a pneumonectomy for(More)
Secondary location of lung cancer are frequent but the location heart is rare and often diagnosed postmortem. We report a case of a patient of 67 years without disease history, individuals smoking outside a chronic carrier of bronchial squamous cell carcinoma and the staging of which finds a secondary location within the left atrial. Through this(More)
INTRODUCTION Haemorragic pleurisy is fairly common. The etiology is dominated by tumors and tuberculosis. The rupture of intra-thoracic vessels into the pleural cavity is a much rarer cause and the diagnosis is often delayed. OBSERVATION A 77-year-old patient without previously known hypertension was hospitalized for investigation of a fluid density(More)