Eric Arnal

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STUDY AIM The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the feasibility of the treatment of recent diaphragmatic ruptures through laparoscopic approach in lateral position in patients with stable hemodynamic condition. PATIENTS AND METHOD From 1994 to 1999, seven patients, 16 to 68 years old, were operated on for diaphragmatic rupture after a 6 hours(More)
INTRODUCTION Pyogenic liver abscess often revealed by right sided abdominal pain and fever is a serious and life-threatening pathology. Biliary tract disease is the origin of the abscess in most cases but sometimes remains unidentified. A sigmoid septic source sometimes paucisymptomatic or hidden by an immunosuppressive treatment must be looked for. (More)
Abstract The authors report a rare anomaly of portal vascularization which was detected by CT-scan and MRI and then confirmed surgically. There was no portal bifurcation at the hilum of the liver. After giving off its right dorsal branch, the portal vein entered the right liver and divided in the parenchyma into the right ventral and left branches. The(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to demonstrate that the postoperative recovery of respiratory muscle strength is better in patients who undergo video-thoracoscopy than in patients who undergo transaxillary thoracotomy or posterolateral thoracotomy. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial with three parallel groups. STUDY POPULATION Eligible patients had(More)
INTRODUCTION Laparoscopic gastrostomy according to Janeway (LGJ) is an alternative to percutaneous gastrostomy techniques. METHODS A series of 10 LGJ is reported. The laparoscopic technique involves an isoperistaltic tube of 6-7 cm of length and 10-12 mm of diameter is created by 2 applications of linear stapling and cutting device. The tube is led out,(More)
The double gloving indicator underglove system (IUS) is based on a colored detection of the outer glove perforation. Our objective was to determine the IUS efficiency to detect outer glove perforations and to reduce the risks of blood and body fluids exposure, warning the surgeon before the breach of the surgeon–patient barrier (SPB). A series of 100(More)
STUDY AIM The aim of this retrospective study was to assess Lazaro da Silva's rectus sheath aponeuroplasty technique for repair of midline incisional hernias situated above the arcuate line. PATIENTS AND METHOD Twenty-six patients underwent surgical repair of a supraumbilical (n = 19) or periumbilical (n = 7) incisional hernia. Six patients had had(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY To analyze treatment and prognosis of perforations and ruptures of the oesophagus. MATERIAL AND METHODS This retrospective study included 40 patients (26 men and 14 women; mean age = 59 +/- 17 years) with a perforation or a rupture of the oesophagus. Seven perforations were cervical: iatrogenic (n = 6) or following ingestion of a foreign(More)
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