Publications by authors named "Meriem Boui"

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Left renal vein compression complicating intragastric balloon insertion.

Radiol Case Rep 2021 Nov 20;16(11):3589-3592. Epub 2021 Sep 20.

Department of Gatroenterology, Avicenne Military Hospital, Marrakech, Morocco.

Obesity is a real public health problem and is of growing concern. People are resorting to surgical or endoscopic means to fight against overweight and obesity. In recent years, there has been a marked increase in the use of these means and in particular the insertion of a gastric balloon which seems to present less risk than surgical methods. Renal complications from intragastric balloon placement are extremely rare. We report here the case of compression of the left renal vein revealed by lumbar pain and hematuria in an overweight 39-year-old woman who benefited from the balloon gastric placement one month before symptoms. The scanner made the diagnosis and showed a good evolution after the withdrawal of the balloon.
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November 2021

[Report of a case of isolated tuberculous arthritis of the knee: a difficult diagnosis in adolescents].

Pan Afr Med J 2020 6;37:225. Epub 2020 Nov 6.

Service de Pneumologie de l´Hôpital Militaire Avicenne Marrakech, Marrakech, Maroc.

Tuberculosis is a major global public health problem. Osteoarticular tuberculosis is very rare. In half of the cases it affects the vertebrae. Symptoms are insidious over a prolonged period and isolation of the pathogen is difficult, mostly leading to difficult and delayed diagnosis. We here report a new case of tuberculous arthritis of the knee in a teenager in whom the mean time between symtom onset and definitive diagnosis based on the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis genome by Xpert MTB/RIF test was eight months. This study emphasizes the importance of bacteriological sampling and diagnostic methods by molecular assay in early and definitive diagnosis of tuberculous arthritis.
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March 2021