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Primary localized amyloidosis of the nasopharynx is a rare disease. We present the case of a 13-year-old girl, to our knowledge only the second pediatric case reported in the literature. Symptoms were nasal obstruction and bleeding from the oral cavity. Physical examination revealed a mass in the nasopharynx and left side of the soft palate. The diagnosis… (More)
BACKGROUND Xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV) was generated after a recombination event between two endogenous murine leukemia viruses during the production of a prostate cancer cell line. Although the associations of the XMRV infection with human diseases appear unlikely, the XMRV is a retrovirus of undefined pathogenic potential, able… (More)
A case of recurrent meningitis associated with spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea and left sensorineural hearing loss in a 4-year-old boy was found to be due to simultaneous congenital defects. High resolution CT examination clearly showed an anterior fossa defect and an inner ear malformation, including demineralization in the region of the… (More)
BACKGROUND This study provides an update on the bacterial etiology of acute otitis media in our area, the antibiotic sensitivity of the bacteria implicated in this condition, and the prevalence of circulating Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes. METHODS Results from a total of 240 samples obtained by diagnostic tympanocentesis and 167 samples of… (More)
We expose our experience in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in the pediatric population and review the literature. Forty-six nocturnal respiratory polygraphies were performed using a portable device (Eden Trace II Plus) that measures heart rate, chest wall impedance, nasal/oral airflow and oxygen saturation. Seven children have been studied before… (More)
Two clinical cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis of the outer ear in children are reported. The patients were treated successfully with a single intralesional injection of N-methylglucamine antimonate (Glucantime). Aetiopathogenesis, epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis are discussed.
In the study protocol of candidates for cochlear implantation, the patency of the cochlea should be assessed. Therefore we systematically add the Stenvers modified projection to the routine coronal and axial sections which permits the visualization in a single sation of practically all the coils of the cochlea. This projection also is useful in… (More)
We present a case of an intranasal encephalocele in a 6-year old girl, that appears as an intranasal mass with CSF rhinorrhea. The surgical treatment is described, specially the extracranial step through a paralateronasal via. The embryogenesis, classification, diagnosis and management of these rare congenital lesions are discussed.
Sleep-related respiratory disorders in children, especially childhood sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome, are associated with a wide range of comorbidities affecting the central nervous system, cardiovascular and metabolic systems, and growth. The two most important factors contributing to the physiopathology of this disorder are intermittent hypoxia and sleep… (More)