Publications by authors named "Jean Claude Mballa"

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Child abuse: an underestimated health problem? A case report from Cameroon.

Med Sante Trop 2016 May;26(2):216-20

Faculté de médecine et des sciences biomédicales, Université de Yaoundé I, BP: 1364, Yaoundé, Cameroun, Hôpital gynéco-obstétrique et pédiatrique de Yaoundé, Cameroun.

Physical abuse of children can be of varying nature. Children can be shaken, beaten, burnt, or cut by their parents or guardians. The incidence of trauma inflicted on children is underestimated in many countries, probably because clinical signs are misjudged, as this case report shows. This three-year-old boy was seen in several health facilities of Yaounde, Cameroon. He was treated erroneously for severe malaria and then for meningitis because he presented with neurologic signs, before the diagnosis of child abuse was made. This was confirmed after an imaging work-up revealed fractures of the skull and the leg. The diagnosis was therefore delayed by at least six weeks from the date of the first consultation. This case report demonstrates that child abuse is not well known in our environment, and it is therefore crucial to train those who provide health care to children to recognize it.
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May 2016

Revascularization of traumatic renal artery dissection by endoluminal stenting: three cases.

Acta Radiol 2010 Feb;51(1):21-6

Radiology B, CHU G Montpied, Clermont-Ferrand, France.

Traumatic injury of renal arteries is rare and can induce renal dysfunction and hypertension. Management options include observation, nephrectomy, surgical repair, and, more recently, percutaneous angioplasty. We report three cases of renal artery thrombosis occurring in young multitrauma patients (mean age 28.7 years) treated with stenting. Immediate satisfactory results were obtained in all cases. Postprocedure anticoagulant and antiplatelet treatment were given according to associated contraindicating lesions. During follow-up, in-stent restenosis occurred in one patient and was treated successfully with a second stenting procedure. No renal dysfunction or hypertension was observed after 28.6 months follow-up. Percutaneous angioplasty is a valuable alternative to surgical treatment in selected patients.
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February 2010