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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of adjuvant chemotherapy after resection for gastric cancer in a randomized controlled trial. PATIENTS AND METHODS After curative resection, stage II-III-IVM0 gastric cancer patients were randomly assigned to postoperative chemotherapy or surgery alone. 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) 800 mg/m(2) daily(More)
AIMS The aims of this study were to compare short- and long-term outcomes for clinical T2N0 oesophageal cancer with analysis of (i) primary surgery (S) versus neoadjuvant therapy plus surgery (NS), (ii) squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma subsets; and (iii) neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy versus neoadjuvant chemotherapy. METHODS Data were collected(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the impact of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NCRT) on anastomotic leakage (AL) and other postoperative outcomes after esophageal cancer (EC) resection. BACKGROUND Conflicting data have emerged from randomized studies regarding the impact of NCRT on AL. METHODS Among 2944 consecutive patients operated on for EC between 2000 and 2010(More)
We report here a case of a very rare entity, a leiomyosarcoma of the mesentericoportal trunk, which was initially misdiagnosed as an unresectable pancreatic cancer invading the mesenteric vein, and which was finally treated by pancreatectomy with mesentericoportal reconstruction. The pitfalls of diagnosis and modalities of resection are discussed.
In primary Crohn's disease (CD), laparoscopic ileocolic resection has been shown to be both feasible and safe, and is associated with improved outcomes in terms of postoperative morbidity and length of hospital stay. At this time, it is unclear whether the laparoscopic approach can be routinely proposed as a safe procedure for patients with complex CD(More)
INTRODUCTION Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is the only curative treatment for adenocarcinoma of the pancreatic head but is associated with a significant early morbidity and a poor long term survival. Therefore, its value is still debated. The aim of this study was to evaluate early and distant results of PD for pancreatic adenocarcinoma, and to identify(More)
Minimal data have previously emerged from studies regarding the factors associated with recurrence in patients with ypT0N0M0 status. The purpose of the study was to predict survival and recurrence in patients with pathological complete response (pCR) following chemoradiotherapy (CRT) and surgery for esophageal cancer (EC). Among 2944 consecutive patients(More)
UNLABELLED Loop ileostomy (LI) ensures fecal diversion to protect an anastomosis or anatomic colorectal or ano-perineal damage. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate loop ileostomy morbidity in emergency and planned colorectal surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS From 1991 to 1996, 145 loop ileostomies were performed in 139 patients, 77 men and 62(More)
Rectal resection with total mesorectal excision is the standard treatment for rectal cancers. Local excision represents an alternative with less post-operative mortality and morbidity and preservation of intestinal and bladder function. However, local excision cannot provide adequate nodal staging. Presently, endorectal ultrasound and magnetic resonance(More)
BACKGROUND Colorectal resection in cirrhotic patients is associated with high mortality and morbidity related to portal hypertension and liver insufficiency. METHODS This retrospective study evaluated the clinical outcomes of cirrhotic patients who underwent transjugular intrahepatic porto-systemic shunt (TIPS) placement before colorectal resection for(More)