Dhellemmes Patrick

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OBJECTIVE The peritoneum is the preferred site for insertion of shunts used for the treatment of hydrocephalus. Bowel perforation by peritoneal catheters (BPPC) is a rare but devastating complication. Its pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment are debated. METHODS Retrospective review of cases of BPPC in a series of 1956 patients having a peritoneal(More)
A 68 year old man with an aortic valve prosthesis was admitted to hospital with Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis. Despite antibiotic treatment he continued to be pyrexial. Computed tomography identified a probable abscess between the root of the aorta and the left atrium. The presence of an abscess in this location was subsequently confirmed at operation.(More)
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