Moncef Berhouma

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OBJECTIVE The natural history of pineal cysts still remains unclear. Incidental pineal cysts have become more common which raises the question of their management. Symptomatic pineal cysts may require a surgical solution but therapeutic indications have not yet been clearly established. METHOD From 1986 to 2012, 26 patients with pineal cysts were(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), an autosomal dominant genetic disorder, can lead to the development of hamartomas in various organs, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, skin and brain. The management of subependymal giant cell tumors (SGCTs) is still controversial, and peri- and/or intraventricular neoplasms may lead to life-threatening(More)
With the refinement of the technique, endoscopic endonasal surgery increases its field of indications. The orbital compartment is among the locations easily reached through the nostril. This anteromedial approach has been described primarily for inflammatory or traumatic diseases, with few data for tumoral diseases. Since 2010, this route has been used at(More)
The purely endoscopic eyebrow supraorbital approach is an alternative to both the endoscopic endonasal and eyebrow microsurgical routes to the anterior and middle cranial base. It combines an enhanced visualization provided by the endoscope and the absence of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks and nasal complications. A trans-eyebrow 2-cm craniotomy is(More)
Since the petroclival region is deep-seated with close neurovascular relationships, the removal of petroclival tumors still represents a fascinating surgical challenge. Although the classical anterior petrosectomy (AP) offers a meaningful access to this petroclival region, the expanded endoscopic endonasal approach (EEEA) recently leads to overcome(More)
Intracranial teratomas are rare germ cell neoplasms occurring more often during childhood. We report the case of a huge mature teratoma of the pineal region in a 10-year-old patient that was not correctly diagnosed preoperatively by stereotactic biopsy. The tumor was revealed by intracranial hypertension and a Parinaud syndrome. The tumor markers were(More)
Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt surgery is the most used technique for the treatment of hydrocephalus. This procedure is associated with a large amount of complications. Bowel perforation caused by a peritoneal shunt catheter is one of these complications, sometimes fatal, and is usually difficult to recognize, except when protrusion of the peritoneal(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) research group project is to establish an individual patient-level database from high quality studies of ONSD ultrasonography for the detection of raised intracranial pressure (ICP), and to perform a systematic review and an individual patient data meta-analysis (IPDMA), which will provide a(More)
Intracranial hypertension is an emergency suspected from clinical symptoms, imaging data and ophthalomologic signs. Intracranial hypertension is confirmed by invasive intracranial monitoring, which is the gold standard technique to measure intracranial pressure (ICP). Because of complications, hemorrhage or infection, non-invasive methods have been(More)