Frédérique Bellier-Waast

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The authors report a case of Adams-Oliver syndrome in an 11 months child. This child was referred to our unit at the age of six months with right hand brachydactyly and alopecia on the vertex. We decided not to treat hand malformations, given the lack of functional impact. Alopecia of the vertex was corrected by tissue expansion of the scalp, with a(More)
As the data in the literature concerning the vascularization of the pectoralis minor were conflicting, we conducted a new anatomic study on cadavers preliminary to clinical application of a pedicle flap for clavicular coverage in 3 patients. Twenty flaps were dissected, yielding numerous anatomic variations. In all cases, the principal arteries penetrated(More)
The objective of the study was to evaluate the safety and the efficacity of microsurgery in the elderly patient population. Between 2003 and 2005, 10 free-flaps were performed in 10 patients who were aged 70 years or older. One flap underwent reexploration, for an overall success rate of 100%. Medical complications in the postoperative period were further(More)
Study design:Retrospective study reporting characteristics and management of septic arthritis of the hip due to pressure sores in spinal cord-injured patients.Objectives:To describe clinical and biological data of septic arthritis of the hip and its treating management.Setting:The database of the regional SCI referral center, Nantes, France.Methods:We(More)
Giant congenital nevus is a rare pathology. The incidence of malignant transformation exists and his unsightly aspect requires a early surgical treatment. All techniques of plastic surgery must have to be used. The management of the skin capital is a real surgical challenge with complications which are difficult to bear psychologically and physically for(More)
Langerhans cells (LCs) are epithelial APCs that sense danger signals and in turn trigger specific immune responses. In steady-state, they participate in the maintenance of peripheral tolerance to self-antigens whereas under inflammation LCs efficiently trigger immune responses in secondary lymphoid organs. It has been demonstrated in mice that LC-deprived(More)
The use of microsurgery in the management of burn sequelae is not a new idea and free flaps have been used in this context since the 1970s. New technologies like negative pressure treatment and skin substitute have certainly decreased the indication of free flaps. The authors with their experience combined to a review of the literature, try to clarify these(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY Occlusive dressings for second-degree hand burns in children must prevent infection and promote healing. For good management of analgesia, these treatments often require children to be hospitalized. Our goal was to find an alternative to conventional care protocol that would reduce the number of dressings and therefore the length of(More)
INTRODUCTION The carpal tunnel syndrome is a common peripheral neuropathy in adults but is rare in children. We report a series of 10 carpal tunnel syndromes in children. METHODS We have supported five children, two males and three females, with a bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome. We studied the clinical history (history, symptoms, stage of disease),(More)
Mr G. was born in 1977 with meningomyelocele, operated in 1978, and presented complete AIS A T12 paraplegia and hydrocephalus with moderate mental retardation. His surgical antecedents were: ventriculoperitoneal shunt, augmentation enterocystoplasty and anti-reflux surgery in 1990, Salter pelvic osteotomy + Sharrard psoas muscle transfer in 1994. In 2004 we(More)