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Communicating bronchopulmonary foregut malformations are extremely rare congenital malformations, characterized by a communicating fistula between an isolated part of the respiratory system and the esophagus or the stomach. In this article, we present a case of esophageal atresia type C, later diagnosed as a rare form of a communicating bronchopulmonary(More)
OBJECTIVE Thermal ablative techniques of varicose veins carry a risk of heat-related complications, including postoperative pain. Mechanochemical endovenous ablation (MOCA) might avoid these complications and reduce postoperative pain because of the absence of thermal energy. This study evaluated postoperative pain and quality of life after radiofrequency(More)
Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction syndrome (CIPS) is a severe motility disorder of the gastrointestinal tract that presents with continuous or recurrent symptoms and signs of intestinal obstruction without evidence of a structural lesion occluding the intestinal lumen. Mechanical obstruction might occur in these patients as well but is typically(More)
BACKGROUND Direct comparisons between risk of contrast induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) after intra-arterial versus intravenous contrast administration are scarce. We estimated and compared the risk of CI-AKI and its clinical course after both modes of contrast administration in patients who underwent both. METHODS One hundred seventy patients who(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the feasibility and safety of endovenous mechanochemical ablation (MOCA) for the treatment of great saphenous vein (GSV) incompetence. METHODS The newly developed ClariVein device uses a technique that combines mechanical endothelial damage using a rotating wire with the infusion of a liquid sclerosant. Heating of the vein and(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the feasibility, safety and 1-year results of mechanochemical endovenous ablation (MOCA™) of small saphenous vein (SSV) insufficiency. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty consecutive patients were treated for primary SSV insufficiency with MOCA™ using the ClariVein(®) device and polidocanol.(More)
The debate whether laparoscopic pyloromyotomy (LP) is superior to open pyloromyotomy (OP) remains actual. A recent review showed no benefit between the LP or OP, but in the studied randomized, controlled trials the learning curve was not addressed. Comparing LP including the learning curve with OP after the learning curve is questionable. In previous(More)
The Angio-Seal (St. Jude Medical, Minnetonka, Minn) is a frequently used percutaneous femoral artery closure device to obtain hemostasis after arterial catheterization. Separation and migration of the device, leading to distal embolization and limb-threatening ischemia necessitating emergency surgery, is reported but extremely rare. We present a unique case(More)
BACKGROUND Recent years evolution of minimal invasive laparoscopic procedures led to new techniques, like single-port laparoscopy (SPL), resulting in nearly-scarless procedures. The purpose of this study is to evaluate that SPL appendectomy is a safe and feasible procedure using a commercially available trocar (LESS: Laparo Endoscopic Single Site trocar;(More)