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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Reoperative surgery for thyroid disease is rare. However, it is sometimes indicated for nodular recurrence after partial surgery for initially benign thyroid disease or for a completion total thyroidectomy when a final diagnosis of well-differentiated thyroid cancer (WDTC) is confirmed on a permanent section of a partially removed(More)
Data for patients with bone metastases (BMs) of differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) were retrospectively studied to identify factors associated with survival. We especially studied the impact of therapies. Among the 1977 patients followed for DTC in our department from 1958 to 1999, 109 (77 females and 32 males; age range, 20--87 yr) presented BMS: All(More)
BACKGROUND The natural history of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is known through single-institution or single-family studies. We aimed to analyze the risk factors and causes of death in a large cohort of MEN1 patients. METHODS Overall, 758 symptomatic MEN1 patients were identified through the GTE network (Groupe d'étude des Tumeurs(More)
BACKGROUND The connection between high body mass index (BMI), risk of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), and the aggressiveness of PTC is still debated. We aimed to establish the relationship between excess BMI and the risk of PTC in an operative population, and the impact of obesity on histopathologic aggressiveness of PTC and on the outcome of patients.(More)
Elderly patients represent a heterogeneous population in which decisions on cancer treatment are often difficult. The present study aims to report a 2-year period of the activity of geriatric assessment consultations and the impact on treatment decisions. Since January 2007, we have systematically carried out geriatric consultations, using well-known(More)
PURPOSE Currently, nonoperative management is the procedure of choice for solid organ injury in patients with a blunt abdominal trauma. Missed blunt bowel and mesenteric injuries (BBMIs) are possible because diagnosis is difficult. The aim of our study was to test a new algorithm for BBMI diagnosis using abdominal ultrasonography (AUS), computed tomography(More)
CONTEXT Multiple endocrine neoplasia Type-1 (MEN1) in young patients is only described by case reports. OBJECTIVE To improve the knowledge of MEN1 natural history before 21 years old. METHODS Obtain a description of the first symptoms occurring before 21 years old (clinical symptoms, biological or imaging abnormalities), surgical outcomes related to(More)
OBJECTIVE The prevalence of thyroid carcinoma in hyperthyroidism remains controversial. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate prevalence. PATIENTS AND METHODS The prevalence of thyroid carcinoma was studied in 861 patients operated for clinical or infraclinical hyperthyroidism between 1992 and 1999. One hundred and fifty patients had a hot(More)
Diaphragm pacing is an alternative to mechanical ventilation in patients with high cervical cord damage (>C4 dermatome). It brings clinical benefits and reduces health costs [1–3]. It is also indicated in certain cases of central hypoventilation [4]. Two types of diaphragm pacing devices are commercially available. With intrathoracic phrenic stimulation,(More)
OBJECTIVES Total body computed tomography (CT) scan is increasingly used in traumatised patients, but the need for an initial rapid imaging assessment beforehand remains unknown. To address this problem, we assessed the value of an initial imaging assessment (chest X-ray, pelvic X-ray, abdominal ultrasonography) in severely traumatised patients in a(More)