Christine Denet

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BACKGROUND Voiding dysfunction is frequently observed after rectal resection and justifies urinary drainage. However, there is no agreement about the optimal duration of this postoperative drainage. The aim of this controlled trial was to compare 1 versus 5 days of transurethral catheterization after rectal resection, with special reference to urinary tract(More)
BACKGROUND Data concerning small bowel adenocarcinoma (SBA) in Crohn's disease (CD) come from case reports and small retrospective series. The aim of this study was to further describe SBA in patients with CD and compare it with SBA de novo. METHODS Twenty patients with CD with SBA recruited in French university hospitals were studied and compared with 40(More)
BACKGROUND Since the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed in 1987, the surgical applications of laparoscopy have grown to involve most areas of general surgery. Until recently, however, major liver surgery remained outside of the scope of minimally invasive surgery. Building on advances in laparoscopic equipment, techniques, and ongoing(More)
HYPOTHESIS A remote-controlled robot can be used to perform computer-enhanced major digestive laparoscopic surgery. DESIGN Cases series for assessment of the feasibility and safety of this technology in major digestive surgery. SETTING Tertiary care referral center. PATIENTS Between September 5, 2001, and December 20, 2001, 5 patients (4 men and 1(More)
The aim of this prospective study was to determine whether plain abdominal radiographs (PAX) are helpful in the management of adult patients presenting with acute pain of the right lower quadrant (RLQ). A questionnaire was filled in for each patient admitted to our hospital for acute abdominal pain of the RLQ, before and after PAX were obtained. The initial(More)
Background: The aims of the study were to evaluate the evolution of laparoscopic surgery during the past decade in terms of variations in the quality (complexity) of the procedures performed and of modifications in patient outcome. Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed of 3022 consecutive patients undergoing 99 different laparoscopic procedures at(More)
Minimally invasive esophagectomy for cancer decreases respiratory postoperative complications but seems to be associated with higher occurrence of hiatal hernia (HH). This study describes the incidence of this complication and the results of surgical repair. Among 390 patients with esophageal cancer treated by esophagectomies with laparoscopic gastric(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine pre-operative predictive factors of early recurrence in patients with esophageal and cardial adenocarcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed consecutive patients who underwent resection for esophageal and cardial adenocarcinoma in our institution between October 1992 and October 2001. Patient files were studied and(More)
Laparoscopic right colectomy (LRC) for colon cancer became a well-established technique in the surgical armamentarium of colorectal operations [1]. It has well proved advantages: reduction in postoperative pain, time to return of bowel function, and length of hospital stay. Different studies have also proven its safety in colorectal adenocarcinoma, with(More)