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Colonic adenocarcinoma revealing Crohn's disease: a case report
Amal Ankouz, Karim Majdoub, Abdelmalek Ousadden, Khalid Mazaz, Khalid Taleb
Journal of Medical Case Reports , 2010, DOI: 10.1186/1752-1947-4-167
Abstract: A 70-year-old Arabic African man with undiagnosed Crohn's disease presented with acute abdominal obstruction due to an occlusive carcinoma of the sigmoid. At laparotomy, the colonic tumor was excised with continuity restored by end-to-end anastomosis.The risk of colonic carcinoma in Crohn's disease is increasing. Several case reports actually support the possibility that a genuine association between these two conditions exists.Colorectal cancer occurring in ulcerative colitis was described in 1925 by Crohn [1] but not until 23 years later did Warren and Sommers report the first case of adenocarcinoma complicating regional enteritis [2]. For the next 30 years, an increasing frequency of reports of single [3,4] and even multiple cases [4,5] failed to dispel the scepticism surrounding this association.A 70-year-old Arabic African man presented to the emergency department of the University Hospital Hassan II of Fez with a five-day intestinal obstruction with associated abdominal distension and vomiting. He denied intestinal bleeding or diarrhea. He gave a history of referred intermittent episodes of constipation for a period of 6 months.When examined he was found to have general abdominal tenderness. His white blood cell count was 8000 elt/ml, his haemoglobin was 11 gr/dl, and his platelet count was 350 k/ml. His abdominal X-rays showed air-fluid levels. Abdominal scanner examination revealed a distension of his small and large bowels upstream a sigmoid colon process (Figure 1). A sigmoidoscopy showed a stricture of his sigmoid colon. Our patient was taken immediately to laparotomy, which confirmed the presence of an occlusive sigmoid tumor. A defunctioning sigmoidostomy was later performed on our patient. A colonoscopy through the stomy revealed colitis and ileitis. A resection of his sigmoid colon was performed with continuity restored by end-to-end anastomosis (Figure 2).Meanwhile, pathological examination of our patient showed a well-differentiated adenocarcinoma o
Simultaneous acute appendicitis and ectopic pregnancy
Ankouz Amal,Ousadden Abdelmalek,Majdoub Karim,Chouaib Ali
Journal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock , 2009,
Abstract: The acute abdomen in pregnancy is a surgical emergency. Ectopic pregnancy and appendicitis are two causes of acute abdomen in pregnancy. Difficulties in correctly identifying the cause of the pain can be hazardous to the patient and care needs to be taken in obtaining a prompt and accurate diagnosis enabling the most appropriate management. The case presented here underlies the pathogenesis of the simultaneous existence of these two conditions in a patient.
The four killers of Meckel′s diverticulum
Benjelloun El Bachir,Ankouz Amal,Mazaz Khalid,Taleb Khalid
Journal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock , 2009,
Pancreatic transection due to blunt trauma
Ankouz Amal,Elbouhadouti Hicham,Lamrani Jihane,Taleb Khalid
Journal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock , 2010,
Abstract: Blunt fractures of the pancreas are rare and serious lesions. An isolated injury to the pancreas is uncommon. Physical signs and laboratory parameters are often inaccurate, and missing the diagnosis can cause serious clinical problems. We report a case of a 28-year-old woman with blunt pancreatic trauma in whom computed tomography revealed a fracture through the tail of the pancreas. It was complicated by pseudocyst formation. She was treated surgically with good outcome. This case is a reminder that pancreatic injuries should be considered in the differential diagnosis in cases of blunt abdominal trauma. Also, the clinician should be aware that when pancreatic injuries are managed conservatively, the clinical, radiological, and laboratory parameters need to be monitored till resolution.
Phéochromocytome et grossesse - Gestion péri opératoire et conduite à tenir obstétricale: a propos d’un cas clinique et revue de littérature
Hicham Sbai,Yassin Essatarra,Abdelkrim Shimi,Amal Ankouz
Pan African Medical Journal , 2010,
Abstract: L’association phéochromocytome et grossesse est rare pouvant mettre en jeu le pronostic vital maternel et f tal. Le diagnostic est aisé à condition d’y penser systématiquement face à une hypertension artérielle gravidique atypique, accompagnée de signes cliniques évocateurs, ou résistante au traitement. La certitude diagnostique est donnée par des tests biologiques simples et fiables. Nous rapportons le cas d’un phéochromocytome survenu au 1er trimestre, révélé par des épisodes d’hypertension artérielle. Le traitement avait consisté en une préparation médicale préopératoire suivie d’une surrénalectomie. L’évolution materno-f tale était favorable. La survenue d’un phéochromocytome au cours de la grossesse pose un problème de diagnostic et de contr le tensionnel. La stratégie thérapeutique dépend du terme, du retentissement materno-f tal et de la réponse au traitement médical.
Une tumeur neuroectodermique primitive périphérique à localisation gastrique primaire: à propos d’un nouveau cas
Amal Ankouz,Hicham Elbouhadouti,Jihane Lamrani,Abdesslam Bouassria
Pan African Medical Journal , 2010,
Abstract: Les tumeurs neuro-ectodermiques primitives ou sarcome d’Ewing sont classiquement des néoplasmes se développant aux dépends des tissus mous et des os. Les tumeurs neuro-ectodermiques primitives gastriques (pPNETs) sont extrêmement rares. Nous nous proposons, à travers le cas d’un patient, opéré pour une tumeur gastrique, d’étudier les aspects cliniques, radiologiques, anatomopathologiques et thérapeutiques des tumeurs neuro-ectodermiques primitives périphériques. A notre connaissance ce patient illustre le troisième cas de tumeur gastrique d’origine neuro-ectodermique décrite chez l’adulte.
Non-Hodgkin s lymphoma revealed by an ilio-colic intussusception in a Moroccan patient: a case report
Karim Ibn Majdoub Hassani,Hicham El bouhaddouti,Abdelmalek Ousadden,Amal Ankouz
Pan African Medical Journal , 2010,
Abstract: Intussusceptions are rare but well-known causes of the small bowel obstruction in adults and an underlying cause is present in the majority of cases. Lymphoma s involvement of the ileum is one of the rare causes of intussusception. CT is a sensitive examination that diagnoses intussusceptions and provides an excellent pre-operative evaluation including possible extension and dissemination especially in intestinal lymphomas. The treatment is almost always surgical and the pathological study is needed for diagnostic confirmation. Authors present an unusual case of intestinal intussusception due to lymphoma of the terminal part of the ileum in a 49-year-old man. Computed tomography confirmed the diagnosis of intussusception and non-Hodgkin s lymphoma of B-cell was diagnosed by histological examination after surgical treatment. Primary intestinal lymphomas differ from gastric lymphomas in clinical features, treatment, and prognosis. They are not well characterized and the standardized concepts for their clinical diagnosis and management are absent. The aim of this rare observation is to shed light on NHL of the small bowel, its clinical and radiological diagnosis and its treatment especially in forms revealed by intussusceptions in adults.
Isolated liver tuberculosis abscess in a patient without immunodeficiency: A case report
Karim Ibn Majdoub Hassani, Abdelmalek Ousadden, Amal Ankouz, Khalid Mazaz, Khalid Ait Taleb
World Journal of Hepatology , 2010,
Abstract: Although hepatic tuberculosis is not a rare disease entity, tubercular liver abscess (TLA) is extremely rare. It is usually associated with foci of infection either in the lung and/or gastrointestinal tract or with an immunocompromised state. An isolated or primary TLA with no evidence of tuberculosis elsewhere is even rarer. We report on a 28 year old man who developed an isolated tuberculous liver abscess not associated with lung involvement. Ultrasonography and computed tomography of the abdomen showed the abscess lesions in the liver but the diagnosis of tuberculosis was confirmed by histological examination of the wall of the abscess after surgical drainage. Although tuberculous liver abscess is very rare, it should be included in the differential diagnosis of abscess and unknown hepatic mass lesions.
On the Maximum Likelihood and Least Squares Estimation for the Inverse Weibull Parameters with Progressively First-Failure Censoring  [PDF]
Amal Helu
Open Journal of Statistics (OJS) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ojs.2015.51010
Abstract: In this article, we consider a new life test scheme called a progressively first-failure censoring scheme introduced by Wu and Kus [1]. Based on this type of censoring, the maximum likelihood, approximate maximum likelihood and the least squares method estimators for the unknown parameters of the inverse Weibull distribution are derived. A comparison between these estimators is provided by using extensive simulation and two criteria, namely, absolute bias and mean squared error. It is concluded that the estimators based on the least squares method are superior compared to the maximum likelihood and the approximate maximum likelihood estimators. Real life data example is provided to illustrate our proposed estimators.
Acne Flares among University Female Students: The Role of Perceived Factors  [PDF]
Amal A. Kokandi
Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications (JCDSA) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/jcdsa.2013.33A2006

Objectives: Acne is a common skin disease especially in adolescents and young adults. Several pathogenetic factors are implicated in causing the disease. Typically acne flares and remits in its course. Several factors can cause flares. The aim of this study was to assess the perceived factors of acne flares and the idea of sun creams causing skin darkening. Methods: A questionnaire study of the perceived factors in causing acne flares was studied in university female students. These included food, stress, hygiene and menstrual periods. In addition, the effect of sun creams on causing skin darkening was asked. Results: Food was implicated by 43.2% of patients. Stress and menstrual periods were thought to exacerbate acne by more than 70% of patients while 80% of patients did not think bad hygiene worsened acne. 40% of patients thought the use of sun creams cause skin darkening. Conclusion: More controlled studies are needed to explore the effect of food on acne. Dermatologists need to explain the benefit of using sun creams especially to acne patients while using standard treatments.

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