Charles Honoré

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BACKGROUND Rectal dissection using a conventional multiport laparoscopic approach involves risks due to technical difficulties, particularly in patients with a low tumor, a narrow pelvis, or obesity. OBJECTIVE We describe a technique of transanal endoscopic low and middle rectal dissection with subsequent coloanal anastomosis via single-port laparoscopy,(More)
PURPOSE Integration of numerous prognostic variables not included in the conventional staging of retroperitoneal soft tissue sarcomas (RPS) is essential in providing effective treatment. The purpose of this study was to build a specific nomogram for predicting postoperative overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS) in patients with primary RPS.(More)
BACKGROUND Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is characterized by progressive intraperitoneal accumulation of mucous and mucinous implants, usually derived from a ruptured, possibly malignant mucinous neoplasm of the appendix. Treatment based on complete cytoreductive surgery (CCRS) with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is gaining support. The(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the impact of systematic second-look surgery plus hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) performed 1 year after resection of the primary tumor in asymptomatic patients at high risk of developing peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC). PATIENTS AND METHODS From 1999 to 2009, 41 patients without any sign of recurrence on imaging(More)
The peritoneal cavity must be oncologically considered as an organ in its own right and peritoneal metastases (PM) must be treated with the same curative intent (and the same results) as liver metastases. The package combining complete cytoreductive surgery (CCRS) (treating the visible disease) plus hyperthermic intraoperative peritoneal chemotherapy(More)
In colorectal cancer, complete cytoreductive surgery associated with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy achieves encouraging results in early peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC), but this early detection can only be accurately accomplished during a systematic second-look surgery. This costly and invasive approach can only be proposed to selected patients.(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess factors influencing operative and long-term outcome in octogenarians undergoing aortic valve surgery (AVR). METHODS Records of 220 consecutive octogenarians having AVR between 1992 and 2004 were reviewed, and follow-up obtained (99% complete). Of the group (mean age: 82.8 years; 174 females), 142 patients (65%) were in New York Heart(More)
BACKGROUND Retroperitoneal sarcomas (RPS) are rare tumors composed of several well defined histologic subtypes. The aim of this study was to analyze patterns of recurrence and treatment variations in a large population of patients, treated at reference centers. METHODS All consecutive patients with primary RPS treated at 6 European and 2 North American(More)
The peritoneal cancer index (PCI) is the main prognostic factor for establishing potentially resectable peritoneal metastases from colorectal cancer. Attempts have been made to set a PCI cutoff on which to base indications of complete cytoreductive surgery (CCRS) with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), but none have reached consensus. The(More)
The relevance of the initial observational approach for desmoid tumors (DTs) remains unclear. We investigated a new conservative management treatment for primary abdominal wall DTs. Data were collected from 147 patients between 1993 and 2012. The initial therapeutic approaches were categorized as front-line surgery [surgery group (SG), n = 41, 28 %] and(More)