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BACKGROUND Despite similar initial results on weight loss and metabolic control, with a better feasibility than the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP), the omega loop bypass (OLB) remains controversial. The aim of this study was to compare the short-term outcomes of the laparoscopic OLB versus the RYGBP in terms of weight loss, metabolic control, and safety.(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to investigate the impact of laparoscopic gastric mobilization (LGM) on 30-day postoperative mortality (POM) after surgery for esophageal cancer (EC). BACKGROUND Meta-analyses of nonrandomized studies have failed to demonstrate any significant benefit of hybrid minimally invasive esophagectomy on POM, potentially due to(More)
AIMS The aims of this study were to compare short- and long-term outcomes for clinical T2N0 oesophageal cancer with analysis of (i) primary surgery (S) versus neoadjuvant therapy plus surgery (NS), (ii) squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma subsets; and (iii) neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy versus neoadjuvant chemotherapy. METHODS Data were collected(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the impact of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NCRT) on anastomotic leakage (AL) and other postoperative outcomes after esophageal cancer (EC) resection. BACKGROUND Conflicting data have emerged from randomized studies regarding the impact of NCRT on AL. METHODS Among 2944 consecutive patients operated on for EC between 2000 and 2010(More)
INTRODUCTION The application of a fast-track recovery program after surgery can decrease the physiological impact of surgery and reduce the duration of hospitalisation compared to conventional care. This program has permitted us to consider the performance of colectomy on an outpatient basis. METHOD After analyzing the recommendations for fast-track(More)
BACKGROUND Causes of weight loss failure after sleeve gastrectomy (SG) are still controversial. The impact of the size of the sleeve continues to be debated. OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to determine the impact of sleeve volumes assessed at 3 months using gastric computed tomography (CT) on weight loss at 18 months. SETTING University Hospital,(More)
We present the case of a 76-year-old woman with a past medical history of hypertension, chronic heart failure and chronic low back pain who developed spondylodiscitis after laparoscopic rectopexy for rectal prolapse and cystopexy for grade III cystocele without urinary incontinence. Two polypropylene strips were fixed by a non-absorbable stitch on the(More)
OBJECTIVE The objectives of this study were to establish if R1 resection margin after esophagectomy was (i) a poor prognostic factor independent of patient and tumor characteristics, (ii) a marker of tumor aggressiveness and (iii) to look at the impact of adjuvant treatment in this subpopulation. METHODS Data were collected from 30 European centers from(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this large multicenter study was to assess the impact of salvage esophagectomy after definitive chemoradiotherapy (SALV) on clinical outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data from consecutive adult patients undergoing resection for esophageal cancer in 30 European centers from 2000 to 2010 were collected. First, groups undergoing SALV (n =(More)
BACKGROUND Major oncologic surgery is associated with a high incidence of venous thromboembolic events (VTE), including deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). However, the incidence and risk factors for symptomatic VTE during curative treatment for patients with esophageal cancer are poorly documented. METHODS Data were collected from(More)