Ghislain Pauleau

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Thyroid surgery in developing countries is performed by general surgeons with limited diagnostic and therapeutic resources. The aim of this review is to describe the indications for and appropriate type of surgery according to the diseases observed. Endemic goiter (grade 1 and 2) usually regresses with iodine therapy. Surgery is indicated only for its(More)
Persistent omphalomesenteric duct as a cause of small-bowel obstruction is an exceptional finding. A neonate presented with occlusion due to intestinal prolapse through a persistent omphalomesenteric duct. Remnants of the duct were successfully resected, and the postoperative course was uneventful. We discuss the presentation of omphalomesenteric duct and(More)
Primary peritonitis (PP) is an infection of the peritoneal cavity occurring in the absence of a documented intraabdominal source of contamination. It is one of the main infectious complications of cirrhosis but is rare in healthy subjects. The purpose of this retrospective study is to describe a series of 15 cases of PP treated over a 3-year period at the(More)
In terrorist attacks and industrial catastrophes, management of a massive afflux of wounded must adhere to logistic imperatives while at the same time taking into account basic traumatology principles. This implies a firm, unequivocal, and precise doctrine for all stages of care. Medical and surgical triage allows a logical classification of victims(More)
Hernia repair is a very frequent surgical procedure; it is estimated that one African in five undergoes this procedure during his lifetime. Patients and methods. We evaluated the feasibility of this surgery under ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerve blocks in difficult environments. The medical-surgical group supporting Operation Unicorn has treated 48(More)
Uterine fibromyomata in Africa, which represents the most frequent benign uterine disease, is a real public health. This pathology is frequent and most of times discovered at a late stage where the volume of the uterus is responsible for invalidating symptoms that impairs patients' quality of life. Subtotal hysterectomy, which preserves the cervix, is(More)
We report the case of a 54-year-old woman who presented with a 33-mm left adrenal mass on surveillance 7 years after a primary breast cancer. She had no symptoms of catecholamine excess, but the comprehensive hormonal testing identified an elevation of the 24-hour urinary normetanephrine (4950 mmol, upper reference limit [URL], 2200) and metaphrine (7462(More)
INTRODUCTION In France, non-operative management (NOM) is not the widely accepted treatment for penetrating wounds. The aim of our study was to evaluate the feasibility of NOM for the treatment of penetrating abdominal traumas at 3 hospitals in the Southeast of France. METHODOLOGY Our study was multicentric and retroprospective from January, 2010 to(More)