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Percutaneous nephrostomy is a new and very efficient technique of the drainage of the obstructed kidney. It is better indicated to treat obstructive anuria in the child especially if the obstructive agent is a bilateral stone. Having performed such method successively in 3 patients suffering of calculus anuria, the author tries to point out its advantages(More)
AIM To assess the changing profile of children's nephrectomy indications in the south of Tunisia during the last two decades. METHODS There were 94 children who underwent nephrectomy between 1982 and 2007. They were classified into two groups. The first group included 55 out of 511 hospitalized children between 1982 and 1994, the second included 39 out of(More)
We report a nosocomial outbreak of urinary tract infection caused by Myroides odoratimimus, previously called Flavobacterium odoratum, in the urology unit of a Tunisian hospital. From May to November 2010, seven isolates of M. odoratimimus were recovered from urine. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis clearly differentiated these isolates into two possibly(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to assess the occurrence of ectopic remnants of adrenal cortex tissue encountered in pediatric patients who underwent groin surgical explorations. MATERIALS AND METHODS We studied 1,862 patients with groin surgical explorations during a period of 12 consecutive years (1995-2006). Nodules resembling ectopic(More)
Mucinous tubular and spindle cell carcinomas (MTSCC) are low-grade renal epi-thelial neoplasms with approximately 100 documented cases reported in the literature. We report a case of MTSCC in a 79-year-old patient in association with a renal tuberculosis infection that has never been reported. Further investigations are needed to determine the frequency and(More)
INTRODUCTION We compared short- and long-term outcomes of renal transplants with single versus multiple arteries. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed data from kidney transplants from 208 living donors performed between 1994 and 2010. Renal grafts were divided into two groups: single renal artery (n = 164) versus multiple renal arteries (n =(More)
OBJECTIVE To present the indications and short-term and long-term results of Mitrofanoff appendicovesicostomy in children. PATIENTS AND METHOD Between 1992 and 2004, 13 boys and 17 girls underwent Mitrofanoff appendicovesicostomy with creation of a stoma in the right iliac fossa. The mean age was 10 years (range: 5-15 years). The indication for surgery(More)