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Afif Hentati, M.D.

Afif Hentati, M.D.

Afif Hentati, M.D.

Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis
  • Locations
    Locations
    A

    NorthShore Medical Group

    1000 Central St.
    Suite 880
    Evanston, IL 60201
    847.570.2570 847.570.2073 fax Get Directions This location is wheelchair accessible.
    B

    NorthShore Medical Group

    9650 Gross Point Rd.
    Suite 3900
    Skokie, IL 60076
    847.570.2570 847.657.5708 fax Get Directions This location is wheelchair accessible.
    C

    NorthShore Medical Group

    2180 Pfingsten Rd.
    Suite 2000
    Glenview, IL 60026
    847.570.2570 847.570.2073 fax Get Directions This location is wheelchair accessible.
  • Publications
    Publications
    • [Accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of thymolipoma].

      Presse medicale (Paris, France : 1983) 2018 Jan

      Authors: Abid W, Hentati A, Jdidi J, Chaari Z, Ben Jemaa H, Elleuch N, Dammak J, Frikha I
      Abstract
      Pulmonary Hydatid Cyst (PHC) may represent a real therapeutic challenge. Surgery remains the treatment of choice and postoperative course may be complicated in some cases. Several factors can be involved like the cyst's size and location. We aimed to study the existence of correlation between the radiological aspect of the PHC and the postoperative course through a retrospective study including 267 patients. Different radiological aspect of PHC found on the X-ray and/or computed tomography of the chest were classified according to Zidi et al.
      Analytical study showed that there is minor chance to have complications with simple cyst (P<0.05 and OR<1), while type VI cyst were more likely to cause complications (P=0.007 and OR=2.6). Considering these results, more attention should be paid to type VI of PHC to prevent postoperative complications. A multicentric study will be more precise to study correlation between different characteristics of the PHC and postoperative course.
      PMID: 29275028 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
    • Dendriform pulmonary ossification in a patient with mucoepidermoid carcinoma.

      Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals 2016 Jul

      Authors: Triki M, Kallel R, Hentati A, Hentati Y, Mnif H, Boudawara T
      Abstract
      Dendriform pulmonary ossification is a chronic process characterized by the presence of heterotopic bone within the interstitium and alveolar walls. It usually occurs in the setting of chronic inflammation. We report an unusual case of a 54-year-old man with a history of relapsing Hodgkin lymphoma who was diagnosed with concomitant mucoepidermoid pulmonary carcinoma and dendriform ossifications. The radiological features were initially misinterpreted as post-radiation pulmonary fibrosis and bronchiectasis. The diagnosis was finally established after considering both the radiological and pathological findings. Dendriform pulmonary ossification is an under-recognized disease that should be considered in the differential diagnosis of lung chronic diseases.
      PMID: 27252231 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
    • Left lung agenesis discovered by a spontaneous pneumothorax in a 20-year-old girl.

      Lung India : official organ of Indian Chest Society

      Authors: Hentati A, Neifar C, Abid W, M'saad S
      Abstract
      Lung agenesis is a rare condition which prognosis widely depends on associated malformations. Clinical presentation is so variable and diagnosis is often made in childhood. Here, we present a case of a 20-year-old girl who was admitted because of a spontaneous pneumothorax. Explorations concluded at a left lung agenesis, a hyperinflated right lung crossing the midline with a corresponding pneumothorax. There was no malformation else. This congenital condition and treatment for this rare presentation are discussed in detail.
      PMID: 27051112 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
    • [Hydatid cysts of the liver ruptured into the thorax (about five cases)].

      Revue de pneumologie clinique 2015 Oct

      Authors: Msaad S, Yangui I, Ketata W, Abid N, Feki W, Abid H, Hentati A, Kammoun S
      Abstract
      Hydatid cyst of the liver remains a serious public health problem in Tunisia. This benign affection can sometimes cause fatal complications such as cyst rupture into the thorax.
      We report 5 cases of patients who experienced intrathoracic rupture of hydatic cyst of liver. There were four rural women and an urban man. Patients were between 60 and 75 years of age. We present 2 cases of cyst rupture into pleura, 3 cases of hydatid bronchial fistula and 3 cases of biliothoracic fistulas. Surgical treatment was performed by laparotomy in 3 cases, thoracic approach in one case and by thoracoabdominal approach in the other case. We deplore one case of early death by hemorrhagic shock.
      Authors emphasize the complexity of the management of hydatic cyst of liver ruptured into the thorax. Surgical treatment remains responsible of high perioperative morbidity and mortality. Early diagnostic and improvement of reanimation measures are important to improve the prognosis of this serious complication.
      PMID: 26195113 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
    • Primary Burkitt lymphoma in the posterior mediastinum.

      Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals 2015 Nov

      Authors: Chaari Z, Charfi S, Hentati A, Ayadi I, Abid H, Frikha I
      Abstract
      A 13-year-old boy was admitted to our hospital with complaints of posterior chest pain and dyspnea. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the chest revealed a mass in the posterior mediastinum, extending from T8 to T11 with intraspinal involvement. A percutaneous core needle biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of Burkitt lymphoma. He was treated according to the Lymphoma Malignancy B protocol 2001 arm C3, but he presented with liver and brain relapses and died 7.5 months after admission. Although lymphoma is rarely localized in the posterior mediastinum, it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of posterior mediastinal masses in children.
      PMID: 26038605 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
    • Giant cystic schwannoma of the middle mediastinum with cervical extension.

      The Libyan journal of medicine 2015

      Authors: Gueldich M, Hentati A, Chakroun A, Abid H, Kammoun S, M'saad S, Frikha I
      Abstract
      Schwannomas (neurilemmomas) are benign tumors arising from the Schwann cells of the neural sheath. They are typically, well-encapsulated lesions which rarely adhere to the adjacent structures. In the chest, schwannomas are often seen within the posterior mediastinum and commonly originating along intercostal nerves. Several operative approaches have previously been described for the resection of these tumors, including thoracoscopic techniques and posterolateral thoracotomy. We report in this case a giant cystic mediastinal schwannoma of the left recurrent laryngeal nerve with cervical extension, unresectable by the usual described approaches, which was completely removed through a cervical approach.
      PMID: 25854982 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
    • Giant cystic schwannoma of the middle mediastinum with cervical extension.

      The Libyan journal of medicine 2015 Jan

      Authors: Gueldich M, Hentati A, Chakroun A, Abid H, Kammoun S, M'saad S, Frikha I
      Abstract
      Schwannomas (neurilemmomas) are benign tumors arising from the Schwann cells of the neural sheath. They are typically, well-encapsulated lesions which rarely adhere to the adjacent structures. In the chest, schwannomas are often seen within the posterior mediastinum and commonly originating along intercostal nerves. Several operative approaches have previously been described for the resection of these tumors, including thoracoscopic techniques and posterolateral thoracotomy. We report in this case a giant cystic mediastinal schwannoma of the left recurrent laryngeal nerve with cervical extension, unresectable by the usual described approaches, which was completely removed through a cervical approach.
      PMID: 28349787 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
    • Live cell imaging of the nascent inactive X chromosome during the early differentiation process of naive ES cells towards epiblast stem cells.

      PloS one 2014

      Authors: Guyochin A, Maenner S, Chu ET, Hentati A, Attia M, Avner P, Clerc P
      Abstract
      Random X-chromosome inactivation ensures dosage compensation in mammals through the transcriptional silencing of one of the two X chromosomes present in each female cell. Silencing is initiated in the differentiating epiblast of the mouse female embryos through coating of the nascent inactive X chromosome by the non-coding RNA Xist, which subsequently recruits the Polycomb Complex PRC2 leading to histone H3-K27 methylation. Here we examined in mouse ES cells the early steps of the transition from naive ES cells towards epiblast stem cells as a model for inducing X chromosome inactivation in vitro. We show that these conditions efficiently induce random XCI. Importantly, in a transient phase of this differentiation pathway, both X chromosomes are coated with Xist RNA in up to 15% of the XX cells. In an attempt to determine the dynamics of this process, we designed a strategy aimed at visualizing the nascent inactive X-chromosome in live cells. We generated transgenic female XX ES cells expressing the PRC2 component Ezh2 fused to the fluorescent protein Venus. The fluorescent fusion protein was expressed at sub-physiological levels and located in nuclei of ES cells. Upon differentiation of ES cell towards epiblast stem cell fate, Venus-fluorescent territories appearing in interphase nuclei were identified as nascent inactive X chromosomes by their association with Xist RNA. Imaging of Ezh2-Venus for up to 24 hours during the differentiation process showed survival of some cells with two fluorescent domains and a surprising dynamics of the fluorescent territories across cell division and in the course of the differentiation process. Our data reveal a strategy for visualizing the nascent inactive X chromosome and suggests the possibility for a large plasticity of the nascent inactive X chromosome.
      PMID: 25546018 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
    • VZV encephalitis that developed in an immunized patient during fingolimod therapy.

      Neurology 2015 Jan 06

      Authors:
      Abstract
      PMID: 25416038 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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    Feb 2014