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BACKGROUND Although the prevalence of esophageal cancer increases in elderly patients, its clinical history and outcome after treatment remain poorly described. METHODS Between January 2001 and December 2011, 58 patients (pts) older than 75 years received 3D-conformal radiotherapy (mean dose 51 Gy) in two French cancer centers. 47/58 (82%) patients(More)
The echoendoscopic biliary drainage is an option to treat obstructive jaundices when ERCP drainage fails. These procedures compose alternative methods to the side of surgery and percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage, and it was only possible by the continuous development and improvement of echoendoscopes and accessories. The development of linear(More)
The primary goal of this study was to develop descriptive image interpretation criteria and a classification of endoscopic ultrasound-confocal microscopy (EUS-CM) findings in pancreatic masses and lymph nodes through a review of prospectively obtained EUS-CM videos from proven malignant and benign cases, and to propose diagnostic criteria for predicting(More)
INTRODUCTION Biliary obstruction is preferentially managed by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). However, after ERCP failed, alternatives include percutaneous transhepatic drainage, surgery and more recently, endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)-guided hepaticogastrostomy. The limitation of this technique is that the drainage is restricted(More)
Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a disease with a great heterogeneity in the response to treatments. To improve the responsiveness to treatments there are two different approaches, the first one consist to develop new and more efficient drugs that intent to cure all patients and the second one is to use already-approved drugs, alone or in(More)
OBJECTIVE Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is established as the most accurate technique for pre-operative locoregional staging of gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma, the purpose of the present study was to evaluate the distant lymph nodes (LNs) EUS-fine-needle aspiration (FNA) impact in therapeutic decision for patients with GEJ adenocarcinoma. (More)
The echoendoscopic biliary drainage is an option to treat obstructive jaundices when endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) drainage fails. These procedures compose alternative methods to the side of surgery and percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage, and it was only possible by the continuous development and improvement of echoendoscopes(More)
BACKGROUND Strictures are frequent complications of large endoscopic mucosal resections (EMR) and endoscopic submucosal dissections of the esophagus. Local or systemic steroid therapy has shown promise in the prevention of secondary stenosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of systemic steroid therapy following endoscopic(More)
BACKGROUND Biliary drainage guided by echo-endoscopy (EUS) is a recent technique but expanding more and more in addition of retrograde and percutaneous approaches. METHODS Seventy-three hepaticogastrostomy (HG) were carried out from 2000 to 2013. After exclusion of patients included in a randomized prospective study, data from 60 patients were(More)
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a curative option for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common primary malignancy of the liver. This bicentric retrospective study includes 46 patients admitted for their first percutaneous RFA for HCC. Sixty-three nodules were treated, with an average size of 32.5 mm. Our study confirms the efficiency of this(More)