Bernard Baehrel

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A 56 year old woman developed multiple metastases in the cerebrum and cerebellum, four years after cardiac intervention on a left atrial myxoma. The absence of stroke is noteworthy. Multiple high density lesions with contrast enhancement were seen by CT scan, suggesting metastatic neoplasms. Histological examination confirmed the diagnosis of metastases of(More)
We report the case of a 52-year-old man who was admitted for atypical thoracic pain 18 years after a saphenous vein bypass graft of the left anterior descending coronary artery. Investigations demonstrated an aneurysm of the middle portion of the vein graft with a fistulous communication to the pulmonary artery trunk. The aneurysm was excised surgically,(More)
Bronchogenic cysts usually are an asymptomatic disease and present as an incidental finding in the chest X-rays. They require a complete and early surgical excision to prevent complications and recurrences. We report a rare case of a voluminous symptomatic para-esophageal bronchogenic cyst complicated by an esophageal fistula. The initial video-assisted(More)
BACKGROUND Mitral regurgitation (MR) is frequently associated with aortic stenosis. Previous reports have shown that coexisting mitral insufficiency can potentially regress after aortic valve replacement. HYPOTHESIS This study sought to assess the frequency and severity of MR before and after aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis and to define the(More)
FTIR microspectroscopy has shown to be a proven tool in the investigation of many tissue types. We have used this spectroscopic approach to analyse structural differences between normal and aneurismal aortic tissues and also aortas from patients with congenital anomalies like aortic bicuspid valves. Spectral analysis showed important variations in amide I(More)
Aortic aneurisms are frequently asymptomatic but can induce dramatic complications. The diagnosis is only based on the aortic diameter and not on a structural and compositional basis. In this preliminary study, we propose infrared microspectroscopy to nondestructively probe normal and aneurismal human aortas. Spectra from 19 human ascending aortic biopsies(More)
Primary cardiac lymphoma (PCL) is the rarest primary cardiac tumour and carries a poor prognosis. Early diagnosis, often difficult, to introduce appropriate treatment as soon as possible, seems to have a positive impact on prognosis. The authors report their experience of 6 patients with PCL. None of the patients had immune depression. The presentations(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether computed tomographic (CT) angiography with the volume-rendering technique (VRT) can be used to accurately quantify carotid arterial stenosis and to identify occlusions. MATERIALS AND METHODS Spiral CT was performed in 23 patients who were referred for carotid stenosis evaluation. VRT images and shaded-surface display (SSD)(More)
The objectives of this report were to analyse clinical presentation, echocardiographic features and diagnostic and therapeutic problems posed by an unusual form of thrombo-embolic disease: mobile right heart thrombosis. Systematic echocardiography in 170 cases of severe pulmonary embolism identified mobile right thrombi in 12 cases. The auscultatory(More)
We report the case of a 27-year-old pregnant woman, presenting a rare but potentially fatal complication of an omental wrapping, transposed in the thorax by a phrenotomy due to an intra-oesophageal rupture of a bronchogenic cyst. Two years later, on time of delivery of her first pregnancy, she has presented a diaphragmatic rupture with a complete(More)