Hélène Blaise

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BACKGROUND Distant metastases of differentiated thyroid cancers are exceptionally localized in the soft tissues and the pelvic cavity. This last event complicates diagnosis, especially in female patients because of false positive nuclear imaging and unrelated iodine uptakes. False positive due to body secretions, urinary and fecal iodine retention and(More)
Fig. 1. Intraoperative views. After median sternotomy, aortic cross clamping was performed, guided by transesophageal echocardiography, with administration of retrograde cardioplegia. After the aortotomy was made, the pedicle thrombus was visible, hung to the left anterior part of the mid ascending aorta (a). Exploration revealed many other thrombi,(More)
The majority of chest penetrating trauma patients are successfully managed with tube thoracostomy and general supportive measures. Pulmonary resection for hemorrhagic shock is rarely required after trauma to control bleeding. Both pulmonary injury and massive blood transfusion can lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The mortality rate in(More)
OBJECTIVE Carotid artery stenosis is a complication of neck irradiation. We describe the immediate and long-term results of surgical treatment. METHODS This was a retrospective single centre study. From 1996 to 2009, 24 consecutive patients who had in the past received neck radiation therapy (mean 12 years, 1-41 years) underwent 27 primary carotid artery(More)
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