Seydou Boubacar Badiane

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BACKGROUND Venous thromboembolism is a common and preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients. There is a lack of data on the distribution of risk factors and prophylaxis practices in sub-Saharan Africa. AIM To assess the prevalence of venous thromboembolism risk in hospitalized patients and to determine the proportion of at-risk(More)
Meningioma is an uncommon tumor of childhood. In this group, supra tentorial forms predominate. We report the case of a 14 years old boy without any past medical history. He presented headaches, vomiting and cerebellar syndrome. CT scan shows cerebellar tumor, enhanced by contrast and surrounded by edema, looking like tuberculoma. After fail of tuberculosis(More)
A retrospective study of 9 cases of fronto-ethmoïdal encephaloceles is reported. Cases have been gathered from the files of Dakar University Neurosurgical Unit. Fronto-ethmoïdal encephaloceles were about 9.8% of all encephaloceles. In all the cases the exit hole from the anterior cranial fossa is at the site of the foramen caecum. The location of the tumor(More)
The authors report a surgical experience on eight case of intra spinal lipomas. These lumbo-sacral malformations belong to post-neurulation defect, in such conditions spinal cord undergoes tethering while child growing that lead to a slow neurological disturbance. Through this study, authors show that female is more involved than male (5/3. On 6 cases the(More)
Cervical spondylotic arthRosis may lead to a myelopathy and the question which can rise is: posterior surgical decompression is adequate regarding the others surgical technics discussed? In this paper the authors describe the postoperative results of 42 patients who have been operated on by laminectomy from 1971 to 1995 at Fann Hospital in Dakar. The median(More)
The authors report in a retrospective study, 20 cases of cauda equina compressions operated in the Neurosurgical department of the University Hospital of Dakar. Clinical aspects, aetiologies, and prognosis are discussed. Cauda equina compressions represented 13.2% of all medullar and radicular compressions. Diagnosis was delayed with a mean duration of 11.2(More)
Authors present 13 cases of spinal neurinomas and neurofibromas out of 418 non- pottic, non-traumatic medullary compression operated between 1965 and 1995. All cases were histologically documented. Neurinomas and neurofibromas represent 3.1% of all non pottic, non traumatic medullary compression and 12.8% of tumour medullary compression operated in our(More)
We report our experience with 79 intracranial meningiomas operated on between 1960 and 1995 in Dakar Senegal. In our geographical region issues concerning diagnosis, therapy and clinical course are still a topic of debate due mainly to the lack of high-performance technical units. All patients were admitted with evident symptoms. The classically described(More)
The authors report a retrospective study over two years in order to assess computed tomography (CT) in the diagnosis of intracranial tumors. Results were analysed on the epidemiological, clinical and CT point of view. CT is a sensitive and non invasive exploration which should be performed first when intracranial tumor is suspected. However its cost remain(More)