Mohamed El Youssfi El Kettani

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The sternoclavicular joint accounts for only 1 to 2% of all cases of peripheral tuberculous arthritis and is more often infected by pyogenic organisms than by the tubercle bacillus. We report two cases of sternoclavicular joint tuberculosis, in a 38-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman without risk factors for immune deficiency. Swelling of the joint was(More)
INTRODUCTION Nasal NK/T-cell lymphoma is a rare but well-known clinical entity. Thanks to improvements in anatomopathology and the development of routine immunohistochemistry, the diagnosis of nasal NK/T-cell lymphoma (NK for "natural killer") was recognized by the WHO in 2001. The main differential diagnosis is with Wegener's granulomatosis. Treatment is(More)
This paper 1 presents an enhanced approach for writer identification from offline Arabic handwriting samples in text-independent mode. Based on the hypothesis that graphical fragments in handwriting are individual, we propose a technique based on texture analysis where the handwriting is divided into small fragments and each fragment is represented by the(More)
INTRODUCTION Lutembacher syndrome refers to the rare combination of congenital atrial septal defect and acquired mitral stenosis. This condition is usually treated surgically by mitral valve operation with concomitant closure of the atrial septal defect. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 1993 and 2003, 4 patients with congenital Lutembacher syndrome had(More)
This paper presents an approach to extract curved text lines from Arabic handwritten documents, based on the perception mechanisms involved in the human reading process. Our approach is based on multi-agent systems to detect and group connected components that belong to the same line. This proposed system makes use of information about features and(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of our study is to illustrate by five original observations the various situations where the stenting of the left main coronary artery can be proposed in alternative to aortocoronary bridging with encouraging results in short- and long-term. MATERIALS AND METHODS We report a retrospective study relating to five cases with left main(More)