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PURPOSE The aim of this study is to review our experience in pediatric giant pulmonary hydatid cysts focusing on clinical symptoms, location of the cyst, type of the intervention, postoperative complications and long-term results. METHODS Between June 2002 and May 2007, 118 children were operated on for hydatid lung cysts. Two groups were defined: Group(More)
Giant-cell tumor is a rare benign tumor that generally arises in long bones of the lower extremity in adults. The involvement of the metacarpal bone in children is extremely rare. The authors report the case of an 8-year-old boy admitted for a painless swelling of the posterior surface of the fourth right metacarpal bone. The radiological examination showed(More)
The hydatid cyst is a frequent pathology in Morocco. All localizations are possible. However, renal hydatid cyst is still rare; it constitutes about 2.5% of all localizations. We report 4 cases admitted at the Department of Pediatric Surgery of the University Hospital of Fes in the period running from February 2004 to January 2008. The four patients were of(More)
Shah-Waardenburg syndrome (SWS) is a neurocristopathy and is characterized by Hirschsprung's disease (HD), deafness, and depigmentation of hairs, skin, and iris. Is a very rare congenital disorder with variable clinical expression. This report describes a 4-day-old male newborn with Waardenburg's syndrome associated with aganglionosis of the colon and(More)
An aneurysmal bone cyst is rare in the patella. We report the case of a 9 year-old boy who presented with chronic pain and no previous trauma history. Treatment included curettage of the cyst and filling with a iliac bone graft. Ten months after surgery, the knee was mobile and painless and graft incorporation was good.