Franck Cholet

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We report on the incidental observation of a pancreas divisum coexistent with an annular pancreas in a 88-year-old woman presenting with jaundice due to a pancreatic carcinoma. This case report discusses the embryologic hypotheses underlying this peculiar association, highlights the capacities of imaging techniques to depict them, and enhances the(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to evaluate trends in incidence, clinical characteristics, treatment regimen and prognosis of gastric carcinoma in the area of Finistere (France) during a 12-year period. METHODS Between 1984 and 1995, the Finistere Registry of GastroIntestinal Tract Tumors listed 2 139 patients with gastric carcinoma in a population(More)
OBJECTIVES:Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is the standard method for the diagnosis of esophago-gastric varices. The aim of this prospective multicenter study was to evaluate the PillCam esophageal capsule endoscopy (ECE) for this indication.METHODS:Patients presenting with cirrhotic or noncirrhotic portal hypertension underwent ECEfollowed by EGD at the(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) provides a high en bloc resection rate for superficial colorectal tumors. The aims of this study were to assess the feasibility of ESD in France and to evaluate the complete resection rate at 1 year. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with superficial rectal tumors ≥ 10 mm in size were(More)
UNLABELLED Liver steatosis is a common finding in patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). Host and viral factors have been associated with steatosis, but their relative contributions have not been clearly addressed. It has been suggested that steatosis plays a role in the progression of liver fibrosis. AIMS To assess: a) factors associated with(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIM Infectious outbreaks associated with the use of gastrointestinal endoscopes have increased in line with the spread of highly resistant bacteria. The aim of this study was to determine the measures required to improve microbial quality surveillance of gastrointestinal endoscopes. METHODS We reviewed the results of all(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIM A video capsule similar to that used in small-bowel capsule endoscopy is now available for esophageal exploration. The aim of our study was to compare the accuracy of upper endoscopy (esophageal gastroduodenoscopy [EGE]) with esophageal capsule endoscopy (ECE) in patients at risk of esophageal squamous cell cancer (SCC). PATIENTS(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac arrest induces severe mesenteric ischaemia. The objective of this study was to assess the frequency of gut dysfunction and endoscopic lesions following resuscitation after cardiac arrest, and to evaluate the potential value of gut endoscopy performance in these circumstances. METHODS This is a retrospective data files survey of 3617(More)
La nécrosectomie pancréatique endoscopique apparaît être un traitement efficace et moins morbide que la classique nécrosectomie ouverte par laparotomie. Nous proposons, dans cette mise au point, de définir les indications, de décrire la technique et de la positionner dans le traitement de la nécrose infectée, en particulier vis-à-vis des techniques(More)
INTRODUCTION We report a case in which ascites revealed chronic constrictive pericarditis (CCP) of tuberculous origin. OBSERVATION A 65 year-old man had developed ascites the past over few weeks and oedema of the lower limbs. Treatment was surgical and consisted in pericardiectomy. DISCUSSION Chronic constrictive pericarditis has become rare in(More)