Sobhy Houissa

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Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt surgery is the most used technique for the treatment of hydrocephalus. This procedure is associated with a large amount of complications. Bowel perforation caused by a peritoneal shunt catheter is one of these complications, sometimes fatal, and is usually difficult to recognize, except when protrusion of the peritoneal(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Intramedullary spinal cord tumors (IMSCT) are relatively rare neoplasms, accounting for less than 5% of all central nervous system tumors. The optimum management of these tumors still remains controversial. Many decades ago, partial surgical resection followed by radiotherapy was the conventional management for IMSCT. Nowadays,(More)
Extraneural diffusion of glioblastoma is very unusual. Extracranial metastases generally occur after craniotomy or a long survival time. Metastases usually involve the lungs, pleura, lymph nodes and occasionally the bone. We report herein a case of bone dissemination occurring 18 month after the initial diagnosis and treatment of supratentorial glioblastoma.
Akinetic mutism (AM) is typically a transient disorder that occurs primarily after posterior fossa tumor resection. In addition to the usual and typical clinical signs of recurrent obstructive hydrocephalus, AM is also a related, infrequent, and profound complication. Our article presents another case of complete akinetic mutism associated to parkinsonism(More)
Thyroglossal duct cyst, a common clinical entity, may undergo malignant change. The majority of such malignancies are capillary adenocarcinomas; squamous cell carcinomas are rare. Only 7 cases have been reported since 1950. The authors present a case of a 65 years old man who died 16 months after the tumor's discovery.
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