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The aim of this prospective study was to set up and evaluate a technique allowing, by the mean of a memory ring, easy placement of the patch in the preperitoneal space (PPS), directly via the hernia orifice, so as to associate the advantages of the preperitoneal patch, anterior approach and minimally invasive surgery. The memory-ring patch was made by(More)
The Polysoft patch was conceived to facilitate performance of the transinguinal preperitoneal patch method and combine the advantages of patch placement in the preperitoneal space and the open inguinal approach. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the rate of recurrence and chronic pain at midterm follow-up. In a cohort of 200 hernia repairs(More)
In clinical research, the definition of the upper limit of normal (ULN) alanine transaminase (ALT) is never detailed. However, such a definition can vary and may have practical consequences. Our aim was to assess factors associated with serum ALT activity in apparently healthy subjects and then to apply seven different definitions of ULN in three different(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the results of a prospective multicenter randomized study of adjuvant intraperitoneal 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) administered during 6 days shortly after resection of stages II and III colon cancers. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Systemic adjuvant chemotherapy improves the survival of patients with stage III colon cancer receiving treatment for(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated the role of drainage in the prevention of complications after elective rectal or anal anastomosis in the pelvis. Anastomotic leakage after colorectal resection is more prevalent when the anastomosis is in the distal or infraperitoneal pelvis than in the abdomen. The benefit of pelvic drains versus their potential harm has been(More)
The Polysoft® patch was conceived to associate the advantages of placement of the patch in the preperitoneal space (PPS) and easiness of the inguinal incision. The aim of this study was to evaluate prospectively the feasibility and postoperative outcome of this method. Two hundred Polysoft repairs were performed in 191 consecutive patients with Nyhus types(More)
A large mesh in the preperitoneal space, spread on iliac vessels and bladder, can cause future difficulties in a case of urogenital or vascular disease. Since all recurrences are located in the area of the myopectineal orifice, a mesh covering only this area, as in the Rives procedure, is effective and avoids these drawbacks. However, the Rives procedure is(More)
OBJECTIVE Incidence of chronic pain is lower following laparoscopic hernioplasty than open surgery, probably due to the location of the patch in the preperitoneal space. But since laparoscopy is more demanding, the rates of complications and recurrences are higher. The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of a procedure consisting of placement of a(More)
Between 1/85 and 1/90, 14 consecutive patients were entered into a prospective study of conventional adjuvant post-operative external beam radiotherapy after complete resection for a pancreatic adenocarcinoma. The surgical procedure was a Whipple resection in nine patients, a distal pancreatectomy in four patients and a total pancreatectomy in one patient.(More)