Laboratoire dAnatomie et Cytologie Pathologiques

Sfax, Tunisia

Laboratoire dAnatomie et Cytologie Pathologiques

Sfax, Tunisia
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Carmassi M.,Laboratoire danatomie et cytologie pathologiques | Vaccaro J.,Service de radiologie | Prost C.,Service de radiologie | Garcia S.,Laboratoire danatomie et cytologie pathologiques
Annales de Pathologie | Year: 2017

A 41-year-old patient, with a medical history of embryonal carcinoma treated by orchidectomy at the age of 27, presented with abdominal pain. Serum alphafetoprotein, β-HCG and CEA levels were normal. MRI showed a cystic retroperitoneal lesion with septation, measuring 20 cm. He underwent a surgical resection. Histology revealed an adenocarcinoma arising on a mature multitissular teratoma. © 2016

Advenier A.-S.,Laboratoire danatomie et cytologie pathologiques | Benaim G.,Center hospitalier Lyon Sud | Petrucci M.D.,Center hospitalier Lyon Sud | Lechevallier F.M.,Laboratoire danatomie et cytologie pathologiques | Ruffion A.,Center hospitalier Lyon Sud
Annales de Pathologie | Year: 2011

Aims: To investigate (1) whether sparse nuclear atypias involving deep urothelial cells have a diagnostic or prognostic value in urinary cytology, and (2) whether the terms atypical urothelial cells "of undetermined significance" (AUC-US) or "cannot exclude high grade" (AUC-H) might be used to standardize urinary cytology reports. Patients and methods: Atypical urothelial cells (AUC) were defined as deep cells with nuclear abnormalities (increased. N/C ratio, eccentric nucleus, hyperchromatism and/or irregular shape) in small number not allowing their categorization as malignant, high grade. We studied 435 urinary samples from 126 patients with AUC at any step of their clinical history, followed up over a 10-year period (1999-2009). Every case was compared with histopathology within 6 months and to long term follow-up including cystoscopy and histopathology combined. Results: A total of 183 AUC was recorded. AUC were associated with negative, benign or low grade histological results in 36 of 106 cases (33.9 %) within 6 months, but a high grade was simultaneously documented in 70 cases (66 %). AUC preceded high-grade lesions in 66 cases (36.1 % of all AUC) in a mean interval of 10.5 ± 12.0 months. Overall, AUC were associated with or predictive of high-grade lesions in 135 cases (73.8 %). Conclusion: AUC have a diagnostic and prognostic value. Applying the terms AUC-US and AUC-H to urinary cytopathology reports would allow, as for the Bethesda system for cervical or vaginal cytologic diagnoses, better appreciation of the risk of progression to high grade tumours in cases with atypias. © 2010 Elsevier Masson SAS.

Li X.-M.,French Institute of Health and Medical Research | Li X.-M.,University Paris - Sud | Mohammad-Djafari A.,University Paris - Sud | Dumitru M.,University Paris - Sud | And 12 more authors.
Cancer Research | Year: 2013

Circadian timing of anticancer medications has improved treatment tolerability and efficacy several fold, yet with intersubject variability. Using three C57BL/6-based mouse strains of both sexes, we identified three chronotoxicity classes with distinct circadian toxicity patterns of irinotecan, a topoisomerase I inhibitor active against colorectal cancer. Liver and colon circadian 24-hour expression patterns of clock genes Rev-erba and Bmal1 best discriminated these chronotoxicity classes, among 27 transcriptional 24-hour time series, according to sparse linear discriminant analysis. An 8-hour phase advance was found both for Rev-erba and Bmal1 mRNA expressions and for irinotecan chronotoxicity in clock-altered Per2m/m mice. The application of a maximum-aposteriori Bayesian inference method identified a linear model based on Rev-erba and Bmal1 circadian expressions that accurately predicted for optimal irinotecan timing. The assessment of the Rev-erba and Bmal1 regulatory transcription loop in the molecular clock could critically improve the tolerability of chemotherapy through a mathematical model-based determination of host-specific optimal timing. © 2013 American Association for Cancer Research.

Morio F.,Nantes University Hospital Center | Morio F.,University of Nantes | Berre J.-Y.L.,Laboratoire Of Biologie | Dea G.-H.,Institute Pasteur Paris | And 5 more authors.
Medical Mycology | Year: 2012

Black yeasts including Exophiala species are increasingly recognized as agents of human disease. In recent years, progress in molecular phylogeny and taxonomy of the genus Exophiala has led to the description of numerous novel species. The 'classical' but highly variable species Exophiala jeanselmei was split into a number of morphological siblings, which, however, were phylogenetically and clinically remote from each other. E. jeanselmei was restricted to an uncommon species causing subcutaneous infections. Hence only limited information is available on the segregants, among which is E. xenobiotica. We describe a case of an HIV-patient presenting with fungal arthritis and subcutaneous nodules caused by the latter species, which was identified by means of phenotypic and molecular methods. © 2012 ISHAM.

Chaillon A.,Service de Bacteriologie Virologie | Chaillon A.,University of Tours | Sirinelli A.,Service de Chirurgie Cardiaque | De Muret A.,Laboratoire dAnatomie et Cytologie Pathologiques | And 4 more authors.
Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation | Year: 2011

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is an emerging problem amongst transplant recipients. We report a patient with chronic HEV hepatitis after a heart transplant. The patient received a 3-month course of oral ribavirin (17 mg/kg/day). HEV RNA became undetectable in the serum after 1 month of treatment and remained undetectable in serum and stool samples until the last follow-up, 2 months after completion of ribavirin therapy. The values of liver function indicators returned to normal reference ranges. The main ribavirin-induced side effect was a significant but well-tolerated anemia. We confirmed that ribavirin may induce a sustained virologic response (4 months after ribavirin cessation) in heart transplant patients with chronic HEV infection. Liver cytolysis is rather common in patients after heart transplantation. Rapid evolution to liver fibrosis lesions and available anti-viral therapy highlight the need to look for HEV infection in heart transplant recipients with unexplained hepatitis. © 2011 International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. All rights reserved.

Cateau E.,Laboratoire Of Parasitologie Et Mycologie Medicale | Verdon J.,University of Poitiers | Fernandez B.,Laboratoire danatomie et cytologie pathologiques | Hechard Y.,University of Poitiers | And 2 more authors.
FEMS Microbiology Letters | Year: 2011

Acinetobacter baumanii, which may be found in water, is an important emerging hospital-acquired pathogen. Free-living amoebae can be recovered from the same water networks, and it has been shown that these protozoa may support the growth of other bacteria. In this paper, we have studied potential relationships between A. baumanii and Acanthamoeba species. Two strains of A. baumanii isolated from hospital water were co-cultivated with the trophozoites or supernatants of two free-living amoebae strains: Acanthamoeba castellanii or Acanthamoeba culbertsoni. Firstly, the presence of the amoebae or their supernatants induced a major increase in A. baumanii growth, compared with controls. Secondly, A. baumanii affected only the viability of A. culbertsonii, with no effect on A. castellanii. Electron microscopy observations of the cultures investigating the bacterial location in the protozoa showed persistence of the bacteria within cyst wall even after 60 days of incubation. In our study, the survival and growth of A. baumanii could be favored by Acanthamoeba strains. Special attention should consequently be paid to the presence of free-living amoebae in hospital water systems, which can promote A. baumanii persistence. © 2011 Federation of European Microbiological Societies.

PubMed | Laboratoire danatomie et cytologie pathologiques, CNRS Ecobiological Interactions and Laboratoire Of Parasitologie Et Mycologie Medicale
Type: | Journal: Microbes and infection | Year: 2017

Klebsiella pneumoniae is a bacterium that can be in relation with free living amoebae like Acanthamoeba castellanii in natural environments such as soil and water. This pathogen, which is responsible for community-acquired pneumonia and for nosocomial infections, also has interactions with host defence mechanisms like macrophages. As it has been shown that A. castellanii shares some traits with macrophages, in particular the ability to phagocyte bacteria, we have studied the uptake and the fate of the bacteria after contact with the two phagocytic cells. In our conditions, K. pneumoniae growth was increased in coculture in presence of A. castellanii or Thp-1 macrophagic cells and bacterial development was also increased by A. castellanii supernatant. In addition, we showed that the presence of the bacteria had a negative effect on the macrophages whereas it does not affect amoeba viability. Using gentamicin, which kills bacteria outside cells, we showed that only macrophages were able to internalize K. pneumoniae. This result was confirmed by electron microscopy. We have consequently reported some differences in bacterial uptake and internalization between a free living amoeba and macrophagic cells, highlighting the fact that results obtained with this amoebal model should not be extrapolated to the relationships between K. pneumoniae and macrophages.

PubMed | Laboratoire danatomie et cytologie pathologiques and Service des urgences chirurgicales
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Annales de pathologie | Year: 2016

The intestinal occlusion acute is an emergency and therapeutic diagnostic. A rectal tumor is rarely the cause in a young adult. We are carrying the case of a patient of 43years old, received at emergency on a board of intestinal occlusion acute due to a rectal tumor of a fortuitous discovery during the operation. The final diagnosis after a histopathologic examination was for the less unexpected. It was rectal endometriosis in its tumor-like. A complementary medical care obtains satisfactory results.

Vanessa B.,CNRS Ecobiological Interactions | Virginie M.,CNRS Ecobiological Interactions | Nathalie Q.,Laboratoire dAnatomie et Cytologie Pathologiques | Marie-Helene R.,CNRS Ecobiological Interactions | Christine I.,CNRS Ecobiological Interactions
Water Research | Year: 2012

Candida yeasts colonize humans' oral cavities as commensals or opportunistic pathogens. They may be isolated from water circulating in dental unit waterlines mixed with saliva traces mainly because of dysfunction of anti-retraction valves. Free-living amoebae (FLA), like Hartmannella vermiformis, are frequently found in aquatic environments and they have also been already isolated from dental unit waterlines. They can be implicated as reservoir for pathogens or directly in infections. This work deals with the survival of three species of Candida (Candida albicans, Candida glabrata and Candida parapsilosis), in co-cultivation with FLA in tap-water. One strain of each Candida species was studied. Microbiological and microscopic approaches were used; amoebae-yeasts co-cultivation assays were performed at different temperatures of incubation. Results have shown that H. vermiformis were able to internalize Candida yeasts and promote their proliferation in tap-water with or without saliva traces (2% v/v). Amoebae interact differently with Candida depending on the temperature used and the studied species of yeasts. In conclusion, this study emphasizes the survival of yeasts and/or FLA in tap-water. The ability of yeasts and amoebae to interact should be taken into account because it could lead to candidiasis infection for the frailest patients after a dental treatment. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

Amegbor K.,Laboratoire dAnatomie et Cytologie Pathologiques
Médecine tropicale : revue du Corps de santé colonial | Year: 2011

Gynecologic and mammary cancers occupy a prominent place in female tumor pathology. The purpose of this report is to describe aspects of these cancers in Togo. This retrospective and descriptive study includes all gynecologic and mammary cancers diagnosed between 1987 and 2006 in the pathology laboratory of Tokoin University Hospital in Lomé, Togo. During the study period, 882 gynecologic and mammary cancers were diagnosed. Breast cancer accounted for 440 cases (49.88%). The most common gynecologic cancer locations were the cervix in 212 cases (24.03%) and uterine corpus in 108 cases (12.25%). Mean patient age was 48.3 years overall, 48,6 years for breast cancer and 49 years for cervical cancer. In almost all cases, cancer was diagnosed at an invasive stage. Gynecologic and mammary cancers are common in Togo and most cases are diagnosed at a late stage. An epidemiological monitoring program is needed.

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