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INTRODUCTION Circumcision, the most frequent operation in boys, is performed by various persons and is responsible for a considerable number of documented or non-documented complications. CASE REPORT The authors report a case of accidental traumatic amputation of the glans during ritual circumcision performed by a nurse on a 5-year-old boy. Reimplantation(More)
BACKGROUND Stump appendicitis is a delayed complication of appendectomy. It is rare and few cases reported in the paediatric literature. The authors report on another case in a child and focus on the diagnostic peculiarities of this entity. CASE A 9-year-old boy with previous history of open appendectomy was admitted for a right lower quadrant pain with(More)
BACKGROUND Esophageal perforation is uncommon and often iatrogenic. AIM To report a neonatal case of esophageal perforation. CASE A premature newborn boy was admitted with a diagnosis of oesophageal atresia after several unsuccessful attempts to insert an orogastric tube. A chest x-ray showed a "high pouch" with a gasless intestine. At operation, no(More)
Pancreatic hydatid cysts represent 0.1 to 1% of all hydatidoses. A 12 year-old-boy, with a previous history of abdominal pain, was admitted for acute cholangitis. Laboratory investigations showed cholestasis, cytolysis and eosinophilia. Serum amylase levels were normal. Abdominal ultrasound and CT scan revealed a 100 mm hydatid cyst, located in the head of(More)
BACKGROUND Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP) is a specific form of chronic inflammatory kidney disease rarely seen in children. The Symptoms are often vague and non-specific AIM the aim of this paper is to return the particularities of imaging features in xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis, insisting on differential diagnosis with renal tumors,(More)
BACKGROUND Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis is an uncommon form of chronic pyelonephritis rarely seen in children. Preoperative diagnosis is difficult and management is still obscure. AIM The authors report on a focal pseudotumoral case and discuss therapeutic modalities. CASE A 2-year-old boy was admitted for a 2-weeks history of fever and right(More)