Benoit Monami

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Several studies have demonstrated laparoscopic antireflux surgery (LAS) for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) to be efficient at short- and midterm follow-up evaluations. The aim of this study was to evaluate the results for LAS 10 years after surgery. The 100 consecutive patients who underwent LAS by a single surgeon in 1993 were(More)
BACKGROUND Numerous surgical techniques have been described for the treatment of vaginal vault prolapses. In 1997, a new minimally invasive procedure was introduced by Petros: the infracoccygeal sacropexy, also known as Intravaginal Slingplasty (IVS). This technique is used to place a mesh in the recto-vaginal fascia and to reinforce the uterosacral(More)
BACKGROUND The BioEnterics Intragastric Balloon (BIB) is a saline-filled balloon recommended to remain in the gastric cavity for a maximum of 6 months. Is this short period sufficient to change patients' lifestyle and eating practices to maintain weight reduction after BIB removal? METHODS 100 patients who received a BIB were included in this prospective(More)
Three hundred and twenty Laparoscopic Adjustable Silicone Gastric Banding (LASGB) procedures have been performed in our institution from September, 1993 to January, 1997 for the treatment of morbid obesity. Before the first human operation a new prototype of the silicone band for laparoscopic use has been devised and a new surgical protocol developed in a(More)
BACKGROUND Rectal adenocarcinomas surgery morbidity and mortality might be impaired by neoadjuvant therapy. We performed this retropsective study to be compared with the PROCARE study running afterwards. METHODS We performed a retrospective study of 95 patients operated on for rectal adenocarcinoma in a single institution during the period of 2007-2009.(More)
Two cases of leiomyosarcoma of retrohepatic inferior vena cava are reported. The two patients are women and are currently alive with metastases one, seven years, and the other one year postoperatively. Leiomyosarcoma of inferior vena cava s a rare tumor which has an unexplained predilection for women. Clinical symptoms are non specific and depend mostly on(More)
At the end of 2008, a left colectomy clinical pathway was implemented at Clinique Saint-Joseph (CHC) in Liège (Belgium). A sample of 213 patients with benign or malignant pathology requiring laparoscopic left colon resection was included in this clinical pathway during the years 2009 to 2015. We focused on the compliance with the protocol, on the(More)
The authors assess the value of laparoscopy in the preoperative staging of the adenocarcinoma of the pancreas to prevent unnecessary pancreatic resections in a disseminated disease. By laparoscopy, a macroscopic evaluation, a peroperative liver and pancreas ultrasonography as well as biopsies are possible and are more accurate in assessing the extent of the(More)
Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) is a severe complication of liver failure with high mortality. The pathogenesis of this reversible functional renal failure is not yet clearly understood. Diagnosis is based upon the association of clinical and biological criteria. A patient was admitted to our institution for severe liver failure secondary to an exacerbation of(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE During the work-up of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) patients, barium swallow may show a shortened oesophagus with a non-reducible gastro-oesophageal junction. In our department, in such cases, a Collis-Nissen operation is usually planned. But, the proper reducibility of the gastro-oesophageal junction (GOJ) in the(More)