M-A Chrestian

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We report the case of a 5-year-old girl with persistent chest X-ray abnormalities following an episode of pneumonia who has a complex congenital pulmonary malformation comprising of a congenital pulmonary airway malformation, an intralobar sequestration and two bronchogenic cysts, all present within the same lobe. The observation suggests a common(More)
The aim of this retrospective study was to assess and compare the diagnostic value of fine-needle cytology and MRI for the prediction of malignancy in parotid tumors. During an 11-year period, 148 patients underwent preoperative fine-needle aspiration cytology in our institution. Eighty-seven patients underwent a preoperative MRI study, and 54 had both MRI(More)
INTRODUCTION The role of fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in the management of parotid tumours is still the subject of controversy. The purpose of this study was to determine the diagnostic value of FNAC in our institution in order to define its place in the diagnostic strategy. PATIENTS AND METHODS This retrospective study was based on 249 patients(More)
The diagnosis of a metastatic kidney tumor arising in a 2-month infant is discussed between atypical mesoblastic nephroma and clear cell sarcoma. The precocity of distant metastases, their location in bone marrow, liver and thoracic soft tissues, and their association with myelofibrosis set up an original clinical presentation which seems to have never been(More)
OBJECTIVES Warthin tumour is the second most frequent benign tumour of the parotid gland after pleomorphic adenoma. The aim of this retrospective study was to define clinical, cytological and MRI characteristics in order to work out a therapeutic strategy. MATERIAL AND METHOD During the period May 1991-January 2003, 53 patients with Warthin tumors were(More)
OBJECTIVES Capsular ruptures play a major role in recurrences of parotid pleomorphic adenomas. The aim of this retrospective study was to define histomorphological characteristics of pleomorphic adenoma in order to define possible recurrence mechanisms and to set a clear surgical management. MATERIAL AND METHOD Histological study was performed after(More)
An 18-year-old boy presented with elbow synovitis. Investigations disclosed an osteoid osteoma of the coronoid fossa confirmed by histology. The synovium appeared hypertrophic with histologic patterns resembling those seen in synovitis in rheumatoid arthritis. Immunohistochemistry showed lymphoid follicles composed of B and T cells. T lymphocytes were(More)
To our knowledge, the occurrence of extensive pharyngeal necrosis in patients with dermatomyositis has not yet been reported. We report such a case characterized by a vast ulceration of the posterior laryngeal wall, extending from the velum palati to the larynx and responsible for both dysphagia and dysphonia. Treatment with an immunosuppressant had no(More)