Rached Letaief

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The authors report a statistical study of abdominal and/or pulmonary locations of hydatid cyst disease operated on at Farhat Hached hospital (Sousse, Tunisia) during a five years period. Between January 1980 and December 1984, 465 patients were operated on by Pr Gharbi's staff. 255 patients had hydatid cyst disease of the liver. 68% of them were more than(More)
Hydatic cysts of the liver can rupture into the thorax. The aim of this work was to demonstrate how abdominal access can be used in most cases. We report 44 cases of hydatic cysts which ruptured into the thorax among a series of 1411 hydatic cysts of the liver operated between 1974 and 1995. Abdominal ultrasound and chest x-ray provided the diagnosis(More)
A series of 10 cases of chronic calcifying pancreatitis from central Tunisia are reported. The mean age at presentation was 23 years and the male to female ratio was 1.5. The main clinical manifestations of the disease were abdominal pain (eight cases), weight loss (four cases), and diarrhea (three cases). Diabetes was recorded in four cases. The(More)
Tailgut cyst (TGC), also called retrorectal hamartoma, is a rare congenital lesion arising from persistent remnants of the postanal gut. Malignant transformation of TGC is exceedingly uncommon. We report herein the clinicopathologic features and the follow-up of a new case of a TGC with adenocarcinomatous transformation occurring in a 61 year-old woman.
INTRODUCTION The purpose of our study was to determine clinical, biological or endoscopic factors that could predict glucocorticosteroid treatment failure in acute colitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty-four Tunisian Caucasian patients with acute idiopathic colitis (ulcerative colitis in 53 patients, Crohn's colitis in 1 patient) have been evaluated.(More)
UNLABELLED The complications of the hydatid cyst of the liver are dominated by infection and rupture. The compression of adjacent organs (mainly the inferior vena cava, the portal vein and the bile ducts) can be seen, when the cyst is located in the dome, in the hilum or within the hepatic parenchyma. Upper digestive stenosis by compression of the duodenum(More)
BACKGROUND Hydatid disease is endemic in certain areas of the world and it is located mostly in the liver. Intraperitoneal rupture is rare. Rupture may result from trauma or may occur spontaneously from increased pressure of the cystic fluid. Ruptured hydatid cyst is a rare cause of ascites, but should be considered in the differential diagnosis, especially(More)