Françoise Lange

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This retrospective study was undertaken to evaluate the prognosis of and to determine optimal therapy for thyroid carcinoma adhering to or invading the trachea or esophagus. In our series of 412 operated thyroid cancers, there were 45 patients including 20 with adherences to the trachea or esophagus that were dissected free by sharp dissection (group 1),(More)
Functioning pulmonary metastases are the most common distant lesions of differentiated thyroid cancer. About 50% of patients with such metastases die within 10 years. The impact of iodine-131 therapy is controversial. In this study we examined: (1) the early diagnostic value of post-surgery 131I ablation for lung invasion and (2) the survival of patients(More)
In patients with fulminating pulmonary edema not responsive to conventional therapy, venoarterial membrane lung bypass can provide assistance if decreased systemic blood pressure prevents use of high-level positive end-expiratory pressure ventilation. In 10 patients with acute respiratory failure, partial venoarterial bypass provided a rapid and marked(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the frequency of non-inert material, including cells, in needles and cartridges after insulin injection with pen-like devices in diabetic patients. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A prospective study was conducted in 120 insulin-treated diabetic patients who used pen-like devices. The patients, 46 women and 74 men, were 20-77 years old;(More)
PURPOSE Many types of lung tumors have a very poor prognosis due to their spread in the whole organ volume. The fact that boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) would allow for selective targeting of all the nodules regardless of their position, prompted a preclinical feasibility study of ex situ BNCT at the thermal neutron facility of RA-3 reactor in the(More)
Fourteen cases of arterial occlusion or severe narrowing following radiotherapy are studied in order to assess the possible etiological role of such therapy in arterial lesion. Surgical results are also discussed in terms of long-term efficacy. The average time of occurrence after radiotherapy was 8 years post-radiotherapy. This series includes 7(More)
It is not unusual to find ischemia of limbs in drug addicts and two new cases are reported, together with a literature review, allowing analysis of physiopathologic mechanisms and therapeutic modalities. The first case was a 20 year old man who presented with sensory-motor ischemia of the right hand after injection of heroin into the radial artery.(More)
A 50 y.o. male presented with a right parietal tumor which was a glioblastoma on stereotactic biopsy. He was treated by radiation and steroids, with clinical improvement. Four months later, he presented with a left preauricular mass and cervical lymphadenopathy. CT scan showed destruction of the left mastoid and filling of the left tympanic cavity. One(More)