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PURPOSE To investigate retrospectively the clinical and epidemiological characteristics, and method of treatment of childhood urolithiasis, a major urological problem in Tunisia. MATERIALS AND METHODS The records of 525 children with urolithiasis treated in Tunisia between 1990 and 2004 were reviewed in a multi-centric study with regard to age at(More)
Vaginal fibroepithelial polyp is a rare lesion, and although benign, it can be confused with malignant connective tissue lesions. Treatment is simple excision, and recurrence is extremely uncommon. We report a case of a newborn with vaginal fibroepithelial polyp. The authors suggest that vaginal polyp must be considered in the evaluation of interlabial(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate whether C-reactive protein (CRP) level and ultrasound (US) results on admission could aid the diagnostic accuracy of Alvarado score. METHODS A prospective study was performed on children <14 years admitted for suspected acute appendicitis. Patients were categorized into three groups based on the Alvarado score: group I: score 7-10,(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate, in a prospectively randomized trial, whether preoperative gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) therapy improves the fertility index in primary cryptorchidism. Cryptorchidism is a common condition with a high risk of infertility. Treatment with GnRH appears to improve fertility later in life by inducing germ cell maturation. (More)
Neonatal bladder rupture is rare as a complication of bladder obstruction due to abnormal anatomy or iatrogenic causes. The present study describes the case of a 3-day-old infant with ascites due to bladder perforation secondary probably to manual decompression of the bladder. The infant underwent successful surgical repair of the perforation.
HYPOTHESIS Peritoneal lavage with rifamycin reduces the number of intraperitoneal bacteria and adhesions and improves the outcome of intra-abdominal infection (IAI). MATERIAL AND METHODS Experimental IAI was induced in Wistar rats. After 24 h, the animals underwent relaparotomy. A peritoneal fluid sample was obtained and lavage of the abdominal cavity was(More)
UNLABELLED Neonatal renal candidiasis is an increasingly common condition affecting predominantly premature infants receiving neonatal intensive care or term infants with urogenital tract anomalies. CASE REPORT a female infant was born by cesarian section at 30 weeks' gestation to a mother whose pregnancy had been complicated by rupture of membranes for 5(More)
Pilomatrixomas are uncommon in children and are frequently misdiagnosed preoperatively. We report a two-year-old female patient with an unusual localization in the earlobe. The lesion was treated by simple enucleation and in two years of follow-up there has been no evidence of recurrence. The case is being reported in view of its rarity and unusual location.