Héléne Martelli

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BACKGROUND DATA AND OBJECTIVE Left lateral sectionectomy for liver transplantation in children performed through laparoscopy is an innovative procedure that was developed by considering our acquired experience in both laparoscopic liver resection and graft harvesting in living donors. The main goal was to minimize donor morbidity while preserving the(More)
From 1960 to 1984, 27 cases of total colonic aganglionosis were treated at the Sick Children's Hospital in Paris; in 19 cases there was ileal involvement, 16 of them extending more than 15 cm above the ileocecal valve. Five had a family history of Hirschsprung's disease. Nine infants died without having had definitive surgery, because of delayed diagnosis,(More)
PURPOSE To improve outcome for children with nonmetastatic rhabdomyosarcoma and to reduce systematic use of local therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Five hundred three previously untreated patients aged from birth to 18 years, recruited between 1989 and 1995, were allocated to one of six treatment schedules by site and stage. RESULTS Five-year overall(More)
Soft tissue tumors account for approximately 25% of neonatal tumors and are most often benign (more than 2/3 of cases). Vascular tumors are the most frequent benign tumors and infantile hemangioma accounts for 32% of these tumors, affecting 1 out of 200 children at birth. Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma (KH) is a rare vascular tumor with locally aggressive(More)
PURPOSE MMT95 was the fourth of a series of International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) collaborations for children with high-risk nonmetastatic soft tissue sarcoma (STS). The principal objective was to explore survival advantage for an intensified chemotherapy strategy in a randomized trial. PATIENTS AND METHODS From July 1995 to June 2003, 457(More)
This study presents normal values of bowel habits, colonic transit times of radioopaque markers, and anorectal pressure obtained from 114 normal subjects. Their stool frequency ranged from 3 to 11 per 7 days, whereas their diet contained an average of 14.4 g of crude fibers. Radioopaque markers progressed regularly along the large bowel and a range of(More)
Anorectal myectomy was performed in 62 patients suffering from symptoms attributed to ineffective colonic motility. Indications for surgery rested on the presence of one or more of the following three criteria: abnormally reduced stool frequency, prolonged transit of radioopaque markers, and abnormal anorectal manometry. One year after myectomy in the 50(More)
UNLABELLED Opsoclonus-myoclonus is a rare syndrome characterized by multidirectional chaotic eye movements, myoclonus and ataxia. In children, it could be a paraneoplastic syndrome in association with neuroblastoma, usually with a high survival rate, but having a high frequency of neurologic and psychologic sequelae. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study is to report the results of a conservative surgery + brachytherapy treatment for boys with prostate and/or bladder-neck rhabdomyosarcoma avoiding total cystectomy or prostatectomy and external radiotherapy. PATIENTS From 1991 to 2007, 26 boys were operated for a residual mass after chemotherapy (1 for local relapse). All(More)
PURPOSE Ciliated Hepatic Foregut Cyst (CHFC) is a rare congenital lesion arising from the embryonic foregut. Since squamous cell carcinomas arising from CHFC have been reported in adults, complete resection should be considered. We report our experience with CHFC. METHODS We reviewed the charts of 2 patients who had surgery after prenatal detection of a(More)