Brechbiel Martin

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BACKGROUND Biochemical markers released after head injury may reflect the degree of brain damage, which is related to subsequent disability. If the serum level of a marker were found to be related to outcome, then earlier identification and intervention would be possible. OBJECTIVE To investigate the potential of the serum marker S-100B protein to predict(More)
Thirty-five patients who had adenocarcinoma of the middle third of the rectum were treated by resection and coloanal anastomosis. The aim of this study was to assess functional and oncologic results of an original technique of coloanal anastomosis. There was no operative mortality, and operative morbidity consisted of seven anastomotic leaks with two(More)
A 55-year-old woman with a 12-year history of a painful nodule in the subcutaneous fat layer of the plantar arch was evaluated with magnetic resonance imaging, followed by excisional biopsy. Pathology revealed a glomus tumor, which is extremely rare in the plantar surface of the foot. The magnetic resonance imaging studies are presented. The literature on(More)
Since 1998 we have operated 5 patients with gastroesophageal reflux (GER) by laparoscopic procedure, aged between 6 and 16 years. In the 3 smaller patients we have done the Boix-Ochoa antireflux technique. In the other 2 patients we have done the Nissen fundoplicature. At 3 months of postoperative course, the 24 hours-pHmetry is normal in all the patients.(More)