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Menzel Bourguiba, Tunisia

Kridis W.B.,Habib Bourguiba Hospital | Feki J.,Habib Bourguiba Hospital | Khanfir A.,Habib Bourguiba Hospital | Toumi N.,Habib Bourguiba Hospital | And 3 more authors.
Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials | Year: 2016

Introduction: Breast cancer and pregnancy is rare. It is defined by the discovery of breast cancer during pregnancy or within one year after delivery. Throughout this study, we analyzed the characteristics of this entity with review of the literature. Materials and Methods: We report through a retrospective study of breast cancer in pregnant women, a series of 11 cases collected at the oncology department in Sfax between 1994 and 2012. Result: The average age of our patients at diagnosis was 35 years. The average term of pregnancy was 22 weeks. Nine cases were diagnosed during pregnancy. The pregnancy outcome was well with babies in a good health, in 10 cases. The prognosis was excellent with complete remission after a mean follow of 39 months in 7 cases (2years-9years). Conclusion: The diagnosis of breast cancer in pregnant women is often delayed because of physiological changes of pregnancy and the young age which explain the poor prognosis of this entity. The prognosis was excellent in our series compared to the literature. © 2016 Bentham Science Publishers.

Yaich S.,CHU Hedi Chaker Hospital | El'Aoud N.,CHU Hedi Chaker Hospital | Zaghdane S.,CHU Hedi Chaker Hospital | Chabchoub K.,CHU Hedi Chaker Hospital | And 4 more authors.
Transplantation Proceedings | Year: 2011

De novo tumors are common complications after solid organ transplantation. Lymphoma and skin cancers are the most frequently observed malignancies. However, graft carcinomas can be observed to be five times more frequent after kidney transplantation compared to their incidence in the general population. We report a case of a 49-year-old female who developed an early adenocarcinoma of the graft as revealed by acute renal failure. She underwent transplantectomy and chemotherapy with hemodialysis therapy. Carcinoma of the graft is a rare but serious complication usually occurring late after transplantation. Close monitoring of a kidney recipient using abdominal ultrasound may detect this complication at early stages, which may improve the prognosis. Similarly, good screening of donors may prevent tumor transmission. © 2011 by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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