Mukbil H. Hourani

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BACKGROUND Transient osteoporosis of the hip (TOH) is a rare clinical disorder of unknown etiology characterized by hip pain and functional disability that resolve spontaneously in 6-24 months. OBJECTIVES To report 2 patients with TOH during pregnancy who had rapid resolution of their illness with the use of calcitonin. To review the literature on TOH(More)
BACKGROUND Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Lebanese women. Lebanon has no national cancer registry and the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) is one of the largest hospitals in Lebanon and has a fully operational cancer registry. Earlier studies showed that it sees about one third of all cancer cases in Lebanon. METHODS All(More)
Cancer patients may harbor micrometastases that remain dormant, clinically undetectable during a variable period of time. A traumatic event or surgery may trigger the balance towards tumor growth as a result of associated angiogenesis, cytokine and growth factors release. We describe a patient with non-small lung cancer who had a rapid tumor growth and(More)
Clear cell sarcoma of tendons and aponeuroses (CCSTA) is a rare aggressive soft tissue tumor that frequently produces melanin. Its MR findings are rarely described in the literature. We report the case of a previously healthy 54-year-old man with clear cell sarcoma of the thigh who presented with a large painless mass of 1 year’s duration. MR imaging showed(More)
We report two cases of spinal intradural arachnoid cyst at the thoracic level, presenting with long-standing symptoms of spinal cord compression and MRI findings that were overlooked for sometime initially. Because of the rarity of this disease, and because of the subtle changes on MRI, there was a definite delay in the diagnosis. In this report we(More)
PURPOSE To present the imaging findings of the wide spectrum of musculoskeletal diseases causing back pain in children and adolescents. DISCUSSION Back pain in children is a rare condition but may denote a serious health problem; hence, full clinical history, physical examination, and appropriate laboratory studies should be obtained. In this scientific(More)
A 37-year-old woman, previously healthy, who in September 2001 noted sudden onset of erythema in both eyes, followed by vertigo, vomiting, tinnitus in both ears, and hearing loss in the left ear then in the right over 1-week period. Slit lamp examination revealed bilateral interstitial keratitis. Her physical examination was essentially unremarkable except(More)
Toxocara myelitis is a rare disease. Few cases have been reported in the literature. Patients present with myelopathy, occasional eosinophilia in blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), with abnormal signals on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In the current study we report 17 cases of isolated Toxocara myelitis from a single tertiary referral center in(More)