Georgette Khoury

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Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) and single-incision laparoscopy are emerging, minimally invasive techniques. Total mesorectal excision (TME), the gold standard treatment for patients with resectable distal rectal tumors, is usually performed in an “up-to-down” approach, either laparoscopically or via open techniques. A transanal,(More)
We have previously reported on the laparoscopic treatment of hydatid cysts of the liver. We now report the successful treatment of 18 cysts in 12 patients with a median follow-up of 12 months. The standard treatment in the open technique was performed laparoscopically. The main concern was to prevent spillage of the hydatid fluid, for which the puncture and(More)
Hydatid cysts of the liver have been treated surgically for many years by several surgical techniques including evacuation, marsupialization, and filling the cyst with saline after evacuation of the endocyst. We have previously reported laparoscopic treatment of hydatid cysts using the same hydatid asepsis and surgical techniques as in open surgery, with(More)
BACKGROUND Adjuvant trastuzumab therapy improves survival of Human Epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive women with early breast cancer (EBC). Trastuzumab-induced cardiotoxicity is not uncommon. In the setting of community patients, the incidence, timing and phenotype of new onset congestive heart failure (CHF) is unknown. METHODS Forty(More)
A 56-year-old man1–4 with a history of mild dyspnea for several years and without cardiovascular risk factors was referred to our institution for coronary angiography. Before he was admitted to the hospital, a transthoracic 2-dimensional echocardiogram (TTE) was performed. The TTE was not diagnostic enough because of a suboptimal acoustic window and a(More)
Background: The short-term results from laparoscopic treatment of hydatid cysts of the liver and spleen were reported previously. The procedure was shown to be feasible and safe, offering the advantages of laparoscopic surgery. This is the first report on the long-term follow-up of this operation in a large group of patients. Methods: In this study, 108(More)
Coronary Arteriovenous Fistula (CAF) is a rare defect that occurs in 0.1-0.2% of patients undergoing coronary angiography; Coronary Artery Aneurism (CAA) also occurs in approximately 15-19% of patients with CAF. It is usually congenital, but in rare occasions it occurs after chest trauma, cardiac surgery, or coronary interventions. The case described is(More)
We report for the first time treatment of hydatid cyst of the liver laparoscopically. The patient is a 27-year-old man who presented to our hospital with a 6-week history of recurrent right-upper-quadrant pain with abdominal ultrasound findings compatible with hydatid cyst of the liver. The cyst was approached laparoscopically using the same hydatid asepsis(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the Trifecta bioprosthetic aortic valve produces postoperative haemodynamic results comparable with or better than those of the Magna Ease aortic valve bioprosthesis. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients who had undergone aortic valve replacement with Trifecta or Magna Ease prostheses at eight(More)
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