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Rectal resection with colo-anal anastomosis was performed in 65 patients with carcinoma of the lower rectum. In 20 a pelvic colonic reservoir was constructed while in 45 a direct anastomosis was carried out. There were no postoperative deaths and morbidity was comparable in the two groups. Functional results were determined by clinical examination and(More)
STUDY AIM To evaluate symptoms and results of the treatment of aneurysms of digestive arteries. PATIENTS AND METHOD Retrospective study of 23 patients (14 male and 9 female, mean age = 51 years) treated in two departments of academic hospital. We studied the aneurysms characteristics (location, number, size, etiology) the type of treatment, and occurrence(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY To describe a technique of percutaneous CT guided catheter drainage of infected pancreatic necrosis and to report the results of this technique compared with those of the conventional surgical treatment and of other percutaneous drainage series. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1992 and 1997, the series included 32 patients who had a severe(More)
Nasogastric decompression has been routinely used in most major abdominal operations to prevent the consequences of postoperative ileus. The aim of the present study was to assess the necessity for routine prophylactic nasogastric or nasojejunal decompression after gastrectomy. A prospective randomized trial included 84 patients undergoing elective partial(More)
The case is reported of a 70 year old man who presented with severe anaemia because of chronic gastrointestinal blood loss. This loss was ascribed to vascular ectasia resembling the gastric antral vascular ectasia syndrome but extended to include the antrum, the duodenum, the jejunum, and, possibly, the cardiac area. This condition was associated with(More)
The relation between central body fat distribution, determined by measurement of subscapular skinfold thickness (SSF), and the development of definite coronary heart disease (CHD) was examined after 12 years of follow-up in a cohort of 7692 men who participated in the Honolulu Heart Program. The risk of incident coronary events was directly related to SSF.(More)
PURPOSE To report a rare ectopic chordoma within the orbital wall. METHODS Case report. RESULTS A 63-year-old woman developed swelling of the eyelid, tearing, blurred vision, and progressive proptosis RE of 1 month's duration. Neuroimaging studies revealed an osteolytic mass with epicenter at the sphenozygomatic suture that eroded intracranially,(More)
The value of spleen preservation during distal pancreatectomy (DP) still remains controversial. Spleen-preserving DP with excision of the splenic artery and vein is a simplified technique for spleen preservation. The aim of this study was to compare the postoperative course of DP with or without splenectomy. From 1990 to 2005, 38 consecutive patients with(More)
The records of 181 patients with carcinoid tumor of the appendix, seen during a ten year period (1977 to 1987), were analyzed retrospectively to determine the indications for right colectomy and the signification of intermediate histopathologic forms. Appendectomy was the only treatment in 146 patients; while right hemicolectomy was performed upon 35(More)