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Incisional hernia after laparotomy closure continues to be an important postoperative complication. Historically, the best results have been obtained with the open Rives-Stoppa technique. This approach is done by fixing a prosthetic mesh behind the posterior fascia of the rectus muscle. The laparoscopic approach allows similar mesh placement with minimal(More)
The incidence of renal artery aneurysm is unknown, its natural history is unclear and unpredictable, and the clinical symptoms are of little or no value in diagnosis. The risk of rupture is high in pregnant women, as in splenic artery aneurysms and in aneurysms greater than 2 cm in size. Digital subtraction angiography is the best diagnostic test. When an(More)
Splenic cysts are rare lesions. They are mainly divided into primary or genuine cysts and secondary or false cysts according to their etiology and pathophysiology. Primary cysts have a cellular lining that can be caused by either congenital events or parasitic infestations (Echinococcus). Secondary cysts have no cellular lining and may be of hemorrhagic,(More)
Abdominoplasty and dermolipectomy are, in some cases, the only tools that a surgeon has to treat patients with severe obesity. Although liposuction is useful in removing fatty deposits without traditional surgical incisions, its application is limited in extremely obese patients. In response to current esthetic expectations, reconstructive surgeons have to(More)
Steal syndrome, especially in elderly patients with peripheral vascular disease, is a serious complication following creation of an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) that, if neglected, can lead to amputation. The classic maneuver to deal with the steal syndrome is the ligation of the AVF and performance of another procedure to gain dialysis access. We describe a(More)
Mucocoele of the appendix denotes an obstructive dilatation of the appendiceal lumen due to abnormal accumulation of mucus, which may be related to a variety of pathological conditions. This may be the outcome of various processes. Most important for the surgeon, however, are the mucocoeles that are caused by mucinous cystadenomas and cystadenocarcinomas.(More)
The Mirizzi syndrome is a rare benign cause of obstructive jaundice. The syndrome is a result of the impaction of a large stone, or several smaller ones, in either the Hartmann's pouch or the cystic duct, causing obstruction to the common hepatic duct. It is particularly interesting to surgeons because the surgery has to be carefully planned to avoid(More)
We report a case of a spleen infarction caused by the vascular pedicle torsion. A 25 year-old-man, heterozygous for HbS, presented with severe abdominal pain especially in the left upper quadrant in front and in the back, fever other symptoms related to acute abdomen. First we excluded most common disease (occlusive one and hematologic one) through conform(More)
Graft pancreatitis is an inflammatory disease leading to autodigestion of the gland. The failure of the pancreatic graft can be attributed to immunological or nonimmunological causes. It consists of a premature activation of pancreatic proenzymes. When complications such as bleeding or leaks have already occurred, surgical correction should be considered.(More)