Lassad Gharbi

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INTRODUCTION MDM2 was originally identified as an oncoprotein that binds to p53 and inhibits p53-mediated transactivation. Scientists have described functional single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) in the MDM2 gene. They showed that the genotype of SNP 309 induces an increase in the level of MDM2 protein, which causes attenuation of the p53 pathway. In this(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most frequent primitive cancer of the liver. This tumor mainly develops in cirrhotic liver that is a true precancerous state. Treatment can be surgical or not surgical. Orthotopic liver transplantation is the only treatment that definitively address both the metachronous occurrence risk of hepatocellular carcinoma and the(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of p53 mutations in colorectal cancer could reach 90%. The most important regulator of this protein that was identified originally was the Murine Double Minute2 (MDM2) oncoprotein, by which the levels of p53 were fixed through an autoregulatory feedback loop. In cancer cases, the overexpression of MDM2 deregulates this feedback,(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatocellular carcinoma is the first liver tumor worldwide. Therefore, it is a matter of debate whether surgical treatment or percutaneous treatment should be preferred for the treatment of patients with small hepatocellular carcinoma. The aim of our study was to compare the long-term outcome and the survival between surgically and(More)
Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a rare disorder, although the exact prevalence is still unkown. It is a type of pancreatitis that is presumed to have an autoimmune aetiology, and is currently diagnosed based on a combination of 5 criteria. However, in this day and age, some patients with AIP are likely to be resected for the suspicion of malignancy. The(More)
Toxic megacolon is a rare and serious complication of Crohn's disease. Because of the associated high morbidity and mortality, early recognition and management of toxic megacolon is important. Through two cases of toxic megacolon complicating Crohn's disease, we assessed the clinical, radiologic and therapeutic characteristics of this complication. A(More)
BACKGROUND Solid pseudopapillary tumors of the pancreas are rare. The diagnosis is difficult because of its clinical and radiological polymorphism. It was described in the literature that this entity can be associated with congenital malformation. We report an exceptional case associating solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas to Bochdalek's hernia. (More)
In the differential diagnosis of intestinal obstruction, the endometriosis is an uncommon disease, rarely reported preoperatively. Surgical objective is a total resection of endometriomas, to guarantee symptom relief and ovoid recurrence. In elective cases, preoperative GH-RH analogue hormonal treatment makes easier the surgical procedures. Conservative(More)