Adeline Germain

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BACKGROUND Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of liver tumors is associated with a risk of incomplete ablation or local recurrence. METHODS One hundred sixty-eight patients with 311 unresectable liver tumors were included. Effects of different variables on incomplete ablation and local recurrence were analyzed. RESULTS There were 132 hepatocellular(More)
This study evaluated the feasibility, safety, effectiveness, and long-term results of pelvic organ prolapse surgery using the Da Vinci® robotic system. During a 7-year period, 52 consecutive patients with pelvic organ prolapse underwent robotic-assisted abdominal sacrocolpopexy. Clinical data were retrospectively collected and analyzed. All but two of the(More)
BACKGROUND Primary hyperparathyroidism is associated with an increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. However, mechanisms underlying this association are currently unclear. As there is clear evidence of the independent role of aldosterone on the cardiovascular system, the aim of this study was to evaluate aldosterone levels in patients with primary(More)
Currently laparoscopic adrenalectomy (LA) is regarded as the preferred surgical approach for the management of most adrenal surgical disorders. Despite the benefits of LA, the procedure has shortcomings that are shared by other laparoscopic techniques. Commonly noted problems include the absence of 3-dimensional perception, reduced dexterity, and poor(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is one of the most commonly performed bariatric operation worldwide for the surgical management of obesity. Totally robotic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (TR-RYGBP) has been considered to be a better approach by some groups especially early in a surgeon's experience. However, the learning curve associated with(More)
BACKGROUND Robot-assisted laparoscopic rectopexy for total rectal prolapse is safe and feasible. Small series proved clinical and functional short-term results comparable with conventional laparoscopy. No long-term results have been reported yet. OBJECTIVE The primary objective of the study was to evaluate long-term functional and anatomic results of(More)
In head and neck surgery, minimally invasive approaches have been typically avoided due to concerns about visualization, possible damage to vital structures, and limited availability of effective instrumentation. The incorporation of robotic technology in surgery is now an accepted fact, and because of the complexities of certain laparoscopic procedures,(More)
AIM Full-thickness rectal prolapse is common in the elderly, but there are no particular practice guidelines for its surgical management. We evaluated retrospectively the perioperative and long-term clinical results and function in elderly and younger patients with complete rectal prolapse after robotic-assisted laparoscopic rectopexy (RALR). METHOD(More)
BACKGROUND Debate on the optimal mode of preoperative imaging in the management of colorectal liver metastases (CRLM) is ongoing and, despite its longstanding use, the precise role of intraoperative ultrasonography (IOUS) is not well established. This study evaluates the impact of IOUS in the era of high-quality, cross-sectional imaging techniques. (More)
BACKGROUND Alpha-blockade is the standard management preoperatively to prevent intraoperative hemodynamic instability (IHD) during resection of a pheochromocytoma. Calcium channel blockers also have been shown to lessen the risk of IHD. We aim to determine differences between these classes of antihypertensive agents in minimizing IHD. METHODS This was a(More)