Samira Tachfouti

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The authors report a case of eosinophilic granuloma involving the roof of the orbit in a 3-year-old girl. The clinical presentation and the imaging features suggested a malignant tumor and the final diagnosis was obtained by biopsy with histopathologic examination. Despite its alarming radiologic appearance, there was spontaneous healing of the eosinophilic(More)
CASE The authors report a case of an 6-year-old pediatric patient with a history of acute onset of proptosis of his right eye. He was admitted at hospital 6 months ago for proptosis concomitant with orbital trauma. Computed tomography scan demonstrated a mass involving the right orbit, right maxillary sinus, and zygoma with endocranial extension. RESULTS(More)
We report a rare ocular manifestation of relapsing polychondritis. A 28-year-old woman presented with a 5-year history of relapsing polychondritis with chondritis of the nose, ears and tracheobronchial system. The ocular symptoms were bilateral uveitis with macular involvement and papillaedema. Ocular manifestations of relapsing polychondritis occur in 60%(More)
Ocular amyloidosis is infrequent, and the palpebral location is uncommon. It usually has a primary localized form, but can occur in systemic or familial amyloidosis. The diagnosis is mainly made by histopathology. Its treatment is surgical and the prognosis depends on clinical presentation and recurrences. We report the case of a 54-year-old woman with no(More)
INTRODUCTION Cutis laxa is a heterogeneous group of connective tissue disorders,characterized by loose skin and variable systemic involvement. The characteristic symptomatological pattern is resulting from paucity of elastic fibers. CASE REPORT A 4 year-old boy with a congenital cutis laxa was sent by his pediatrician for ophthalmic examination. His(More)
Primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) of the orbit is rare. We present a case of a young patient with orbital PNET extending to the endo-crane and sinuses, which had been treated 10 years before with the diagnosis of rhabdomyosarcoma. The diagnosis was corrected with immunohistochemistry. Through this observation, we discuss the clinical aspects, the(More)
Neuromyelitis optical (NMO) or Devic's disease is an uncommon clinical syndrome associating unilateral or bilateral optic neuritis and transverse myelitis within about 8 weeks. Usually reported in adults, childhood cases constitute a distinctive clinical entity with good visual and neurological prognosis without long-term recurrence or sequelae. The(More)
INTRODUCTION The choroidal coloboma is a congenital malformation that results from an anomaly of the embryonic fissure. This anomaly is frequently associated to numerous ocular and systemic anomalies, but rarely to familial adenomatous polyposis. CASE REPORT We report a 12 years-old boy, who consulted for severe visual impairment of the right eye. The(More)
A 12-year-old child had left orbital trauma by wood. He consulted 4 months after for orbital cellulitis with cutaneous fistula. The CT scan showed the presence of a left orbital wood foreign body extended to the homolateral cavernous sinus and intracranial. Extraction of the wood fragment associated with an adapted antibiotic treatment led to clinical(More)