Elias Chahine

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Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) and single-incision laparoscopy are emerging, minimally invasive techniques. Total mesorectal excision (TME), the gold standard treatment for patients with resectable distal rectal tumors, is usually performed in an “up-to-down” approach, either laparoscopically or via open techniques. A transanal,(More)
BACKGROUND Human natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) is slowed down by technical hurdles. Concomitantly, single-incision laparoscopy has been increasingly reported as an alternative. By reducing the invasiveness of standard laparoscopy, we may further reduce postoperative pain, decrease morbidity, preserve abdominal wall, and enhance(More)
Sleeve gastrectomy (SG) is currently the most common bariatric procedure in France. It achieves both adequate excess weight loss and significant reduction of comorbidities. However, leak is still the most common complication after SG. Nevertheless, its risk of occurrence is <3 % in specialized centers. Its management is difficult, long, and challenging.(More)
INTRODUCTION Since their introduction, biological glues have been more often used in cardiac and vascular surgery in order to control bleeding and reinforce surgical anastomotic sites. REPORT We report a case of a 54-year-old woman diagnosed with acute limb ischaemia due to embolisation of biological glue, 45 days after her surgery for ascending aortic(More)
A 52-year-old male patient with psychiatric medical history who presented to the emergency department five times during a period of 5 years due to gastric outlet obstruction manifested mainly by abdominal pain, vomiting and haematemesis after intentionally ingesting metals and which necessitate several surgical interventions. Lately, he presented with(More)
To evaluate the feasibility of an in vivo small bowel bioengineering model using allogeneic aortic grafts in pigs. The best treatment for short bowel syndrome is still unclear. Intestinal transplantation, as well as lifelong parenteral nutrition is associated with a 5-year survival rate of less than 50 %. We have already used allogeneic arterial segments to(More)
Vascular access (VA) is one of the serious problems that chemotherapy recipient cancer patients face. Fractures of catheter and cardiac migration rarely occur; the catheter fragments migrate distally along the blood stream finally lodging anywhere in the vena cava, right atrium, right ventricle, or the main pulmonary artery or one of its branches.(More)
BACKGROUND Gastrogastric fistula (GGF) occurs in 1-6% of patients who undergo Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) for morbid obesity. The pathophysiology may be related to gastric ischemia, fistula, or ulcer. OBJECTIVES The purposes of the study are to describe the principles of management and to review the literature of this uncommon complication. SETTING(More)
Commonly, small bowel obstruction (SBO) is caused by either postoperative adhesions or external hernias. Internal hernias are rare, accounting for less than 2% of all cases of intestinal obstruction. An internal hernia through the falciform ligament is extremely uncommon and is usually secondary to a congenital or iatrogenic defect caused by trocars(More)