C Stoven

Groupe Hospitalier Est Réunion (GHER), Réunion, Reunion

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Publications (5)1.43 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: We report the case of a 10-year-old child from Reunion Island who was hospitalized because of headaches and partial convulsive fits. The brain MRI showed several conglomerated right frontal lesions suggestive of a tumor process. This girl, vaccinated with BCG, had familial risk factors for tuberculosis and a 20-mm tuberculin intradermo-reaction. Given the palpation of an abdominal mass, a thoracoabdominal scan was done, which revealed the presence of mesenteric adenopathies. Their biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of tuberculosis without having to perform neurosurgery. A 2-month quadritherapy and a 10-month dual therapy against tuberculosis led to the disappearance of brain damage and mesenteric adenopathies, with focal epilepsy the only sequela. The tuberculosis incidence in Reunion Island (8/100,000) is comparable with the French average, but the island is surrounded by high-endemic countries. Tuberculomas were responsible for one-third of expanding intracranial lesions in Europe in 1933, and their incidence remains high in developing countries. Even though extrapulmonary or disseminated tuberculosis has become rare in children in industrialized countries, this diagnosis must be kept in mind, in spite of vaccination. In accordance with international guidelines, this case report shows the importance of a systematic extensive check-up (cervical, thoracic and abdominopelvic) when brain tuberculosis is suspected in order to find more accessible tuberculosis lesions and to avoid the side effects of a brain biopsy.
    Archives de Pédiatrie. 08/2012; 19(8):832–836.
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    ABSTRACT: We report the case of a 10-year-old child from Reunion Island who was hospitalized because of headaches and partial convulsive fits. The brain MRI showed several conglomerated right frontal lesions suggestive of a tumor process. This girl, vaccinated with BCG, had familial risk factors for tuberculosis and a 20-mm tuberculin intradermo-reaction. Given the palpation of an abdominal mass, a thoracoabdominal scan was done, which revealed the presence of mesenteric adenopathies. Their biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of tuberculosis without having to perform neurosurgery. A 2-month quadritherapy and a 10-month dual therapy against tuberculosis led to the disappearance of brain damage and mesenteric adenopathies, with focal epilepsy the only sequela. The tuberculosis incidence in Reunion Island (8/100,000) is comparable with the French average, but the island is surrounded by high-endemic countries. Tuberculomas were responsible for one-third of expanding intracranial lesions in Europe in 1933, and their incidence remains high in developing countries. Even though extrapulmonary or disseminated tuberculosis has become rare in children in industrialized countries, this diagnosis must be kept in mind, in spite of vaccination. In accordance with international guidelines, this case report shows the importance of a systematic extensive check-up (cervical, thoracic and abdominopelvic) when brain tuberculosis is suspected in order to find more accessible tuberculosis lesions and to avoid the side effects of a brain biopsy.
    Archives de Pédiatrie 07/2012; 19(8):832-6. · 0.36 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The assessment of an epileptic seizure in a 10-year-old girl originating from Reunion Island revealed a case of familial cerebral cavernous angioma. Multiple hemorrhagic lesions seen during a cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan was suggestive of cavernomas. A cerebral MRI scan in the father showed multiple asymptomatic lesions, thus confirming the familial nature. A genetic study carried out on the patient and her father confirmed the presence of a mutation of the KRIT1 gene with an autosomal dominant transmission. In these disorders, an MRI scan in the patient's parents offers great diagnostic advantages. This screening leads to precautionary measures that are easy to put in place.
    Archives de Pédiatrie 10/2009; 16(10):1337-1340. · 0.36 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The assessment of an epileptic seizure in a 10-year-old girl originating from Reunion Island revealed a case of familial cerebral cavernous angioma. Multiple hemorrhagic lesions seen during a cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan was suggestive of cavernomas. A cerebral MRI scan in the father showed multiple asymptomatic lesions, thus confirming the familial nature. A genetic study carried out on the patient and her father confirmed the presence of a mutation of the KRIT1 gene with an autosomal dominant transmission. In these disorders, an MRI scan in the patient's parents offers great diagnostic advantages. This screening leads to precautionary measures that are easy to put in place.
    Archives de Pédiatrie 09/2009; 16(10):1337-40. · 0.36 Impact Factor
  • Archives de Pédiatrie 11/2007; 14(10):1248-9. · 0.36 Impact Factor