Alexis Pierre Arnaud

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Background Appendectomy is considered the gold standard treatment for acute appendicitis. Recently the need for surgery has been challenged in both adults and children. In children there is growing clinician, patient and parental interest in non-operative treatment of acute appendicitis with antibiotics as opposed to surgery. To date no multicentre(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy and morbidity of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) and flexible ureteroscopy (F-URS) for the management of upper tract urinary stones in children. METHODS All SWL and F-URS performed in children in a single institution between 2000 and 2014 were reviewed retrospectively. Only procedures performed to treat upper(More)
INTRODUCTION Firstly reported in the early 1990s for the treatment of upper urinary tract stones in adult patients, flexible ureteroscopy (F-URS) has been used in children during the past 10 years and is now considered as a viable, but still second-line alternative to extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in these patients (ESWL). The aim of this study was(More)
Abdominal pain in child could be related to surgical pathologies in 10 to 20 % of cases. The more frequent etiology remains appendicitis. Regarding to clinical presentation, age and medical history, intestinal intussusception, incarcerated hernia, adhesive occlusion and Meckel's diverticulum could be evocated. But the most dreadful diagnosis is malrotation(More)
BACKGROUND Aortopexy is the most effective treatment for severe tracheomalacia associated with esophageal atresia with distal tracheo-esophageal fistula (EA/TOF). In the last few years, the thoracoscopic approach has been proposed, but the number of patients treated is limited. The purpose of this study is to review our initial experience with thoracoscopic(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the optimal saline volume bladder instillation to measure intravesical pressure in critically ill newborns weighing less than 4.5 kg, and to establish a reference of intra-abdominal pressure value in this population. DESIGN Prospective monocentric study. SETTING Neonatal ICU and PICU. PATIENTS Newborns, premature or not,(More)
PURPOSE Diagnosis of dysgerminoma in the paediatric age group is uncommon, and most cases arise from dysgenetic gonads of 46, XY pure gonadal dysgenesis (PGD) patients. Bilateral gonadectomy is mandatory in these patients. So, the preoperative diagnosis of PGD is important in order to avoid multiple surgical procedures and delayed patient information in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the status of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) management in France and to assess predictors of adverse outcomes. STUDY DESIGN We reviewed the first-year outcome of all cases of CDH reported to the French National Register in 2011. RESULTS A total of 158 cases were included. Of these, 83% (131) were prenatally diagnosed, with(More)
BACKGROUND The management of nonparasitic splenic cysts (NPSC) remains controversial. Surgical resection is indicated for symptomatic or complicated forms, but no guidelines are available for asymptomatic NPSC. The aims of this study were to evaluate the management of NPSC in French hospitals and to analyze the results of management. METHODS We conducted(More)