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BACKGROUND Morbidity after oesophageal cancer surgery remains high, mainly due to major postoperative pulmonary complications (MPPCs). The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that hybrid minimally invasive oesophagectomy (HMIO) decreases the 30-day MPPC rate without compromising oncological outcomes. METHODS Consecutive patients undergoing(More)
BACKGROUND Self-expanding metallic stents (SEMSs) have been used as a bridge to surgery, relieving dysphagia and maintaining nutrition, in patients with operable but obstructive esophageal cancer (EC). However, the impact of SEMSs on oncologic outcomes is unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of SEMS insertion before EC surgery on(More)
Anastomotic leakage represents a major complication of gastrointestinal surgery, leading to increased postoperative morbidity; it the foremost cause of mortality after intestinal resection. Identification of risk factors is essential for the prevention of AL. AL can present with various clinical pictures, ranging from the absence of symptoms to(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to investigate the impact of laparoscopic gastric mobilization (LGM) on 30-day postoperative mortality (POM) after surgery for esophageal cancer (EC). BACKGROUND Meta-analyses of nonrandomized studies have failed to demonstrate any significant benefit of hybrid minimally invasive esophagectomy on POM, potentially due to(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the survival impact of perioperative chemotherapy (PCT) in patients with gastric signet ring cell (SRC) adenocarcinoma. BACKGROUND PCT is a standard treatment for advanced resectable gastric adenocarcinoma (GA). SRC has a worse prognosis compared to non-SRC and the chemosensitivity of SRC is(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the prevalence of complex ventral hernias, there is little agreement on the most appropriate technique or prosthetic to repair these defects, especially in contaminated fields. Our objective was to determine French surgical practice patterns among academic surgeons in complex ventral hernia repair (CVHR) with regard to indications, most(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to compare the postoperative and oncologic outcomes of laparoscopic versus open surgery for gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumors (gGISTs). BACKGROUND The feasibility of the laparoscopic approach for gGIST resection has been demonstrated; however, its impact on outcomes, particularly its oncologic safety for tumors(More)
Mesenteric panniculitis also named retractile mesenterite is a rare tumor-like lesion that thickens and shortens the mesentery. It is characterized by the association of inflammation, necrosis or fibrosis involving the adipose tissue of the bowel mesentery. The pathophysiology of this disease remains unclear despite associations with inflammatory diseases(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreatic fistula (PF) is one of the most common postoperative complications of pancreatoduodenectomy (PD). A recent International Study Group on Pancreatic Fistula (ISGPF) definition grades the severity of PF according to the clinical impact on the patient's hospital course. Although PF is generally treated conservatively (grade A), some cases(More)
Traditionally, surgery is considered the best treatment for oesophageal cancer in terms of locoregional control and long-term survival. However, survival 5 years after surgery alone is about 25%, and, therefore, a multidisciplinary approach that includes surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy, alone or in combination, could prove necessary. The role of(More)