African Annals of
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

  • Abbreviation: Afr. Ann. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1994-7461
  • DOI: 10.5897/AATCVS
  • Start Year: 2005
  • Published Articles: 69

Table of Content: January 2005; 1(1)

January 2005

Construire le futur

Les Annales Africaines de Chirurgie Thoracique et Cardio-vasculaire sont l'un des derniers nes  de la famille de la publication medicale africaine. Cette naissance vient remplir un espace d'echange et de communication, qui appelle toutes les societes scientifiques africaines a se mobiliser pour apporter l'information, vehiculrr le message, et construire une banque de donnees de recherche clinique, a...

Author(s): Fransois Ondo N&#;dong

January 2005

Global expansion of Cardiothoracic Surgery. The african challenge

Author(s): A. T. Pezella

January 2005

A case of cardiac tumor observed in the point "G" hospital

The heart can be the seat of neoplastic clinical demonstrations. In the case brought back here, the clinical picture associated to a recent and quickly increasing dyspnoca, a supirioir vena cava syndrome. The trans-thoracic echocardigraphy objectivised a tissulary mass and inhomogeneous two right cavities. The thoracic TDM confirmed the intra thoracic tumor with images of lymphangitidis carcinoma and of pleural...

Author(s): Boubacar Diallo, Sadio Yena, Kassoum Sanogo, Seydou Diakite, Ilo Bella Diall

January 2005

Traitement chirurgical des pericardites chroniques constrictives a Libreville

In tropical Africa, constructive chronic pericarditis are essentially from tuberulous origin. If the diagnosis of this affection has neatly improved during these last years, because of our sanitary units acquiring soecialised explorations, the surgical treatment always leads to difficulties, related to material conditions. The goal of this study is to present the experience of the Thoracic Vascular and Visceral unit of...

Author(s): Francois Ondo N&#;dong, Sylvestre Mbamendame, Michel Ndong Assapi, J. Bernard M&#;bourou, Madeleine Mella M&#;Boumbia, Beatrice Koughou Boutamba, Nicolas Rousselot, Charles Diane

January 2005

Afferences diaphragmatiques et mediastinales du canal thoracique. Etude anatomique a partir de l'injection de la plevre diaphragmatique de foetus et de sujets adultes

The aim of this study was to determine connections between thoracic duct and lymphatic pathways of the diaphram, in order to better understand the propagation in the mediastinum of infectious of neoplastic processes, the tumorous recurrence, physiopathology of the chylothorax in surgey of lung cancer. Subpleural lymphatics of 30 adults cadavers and 12 fetuses were injected with a modified Gerota's medium to permit...

Author(s): Godefroy Okiemy, Narcisse Ele, Jean Bernard Nkoua-Mbon, Boniface G. Ngouoni, Damase Bokilo

January 2005

Catamenial pneumothorax. A case report and review of the literature

Catamenial pneumothorax is a spontaneous pneumothorax that occurs during menstruation. We present a case of catamenial pneumothorax which was treated with chemical pleurodesis after tube thoracostomy andunderwater sealed drainage. The diagnosis was established based on the history. She currently does not have recurrence of pneumothorax after five months of follow up, but complains of monthly chest pain....

Author(s): Mark Tettey, Lawrence Sereboe, Frank Edwin, Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng

January 2005

Diagnosting vascular diseases in our community - patient's complaints and doctor's constraints

Background: Contrary to previously held belief, vascular diseases are not rare in ou community. What is truly rare is our ability to pick up them when they present. Aims and Objectives: To study the cases of vascular diseases seen in our center, with a view to seeing how the diagnosis was made and how we can imrprove our diagnostic acumen. Design: Retrospective study. Settings: Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching...

Author(s): Gabriel U. Chianakwana

January 2005

One case of traumatic aortic dissection in Bamako (Mali)

It is about an observation of traumatic dissection of thoraco-abdominal aorta in an adult, somewhere else suffering from hypertensive cardiomyopathy. The clinical picture associated thoraco-lumbar pain, and the appearance of a formerly non-existence sign of aortic inssufficency. The etiology was considered as traumatic in front of the precession of a thoraco-abdominal shack. Clinically evoked diagnosis will be confirmed...

Author(s): Boubacar Diallo, Sadio Yena Kassoum Sanogo, Seydou Diakite, Ilo Bella Diall, Eugen Ndirahisha