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The quality of life and alimentary comfort of 17 patients with esophageal cancer who were disease free more than 3 years after an esophageal resection were evaluated by analyzing responses to a follow-up questionnaire. Fourteen patients had subtotal esophagectomy and gastric pull-up to the neck. Three patients underwent a total esophagopharyngolaryngectomy,(More)
Light has been shed on the genotype/phenotype correlation in hepatocellular adenoma (HCA) recognizing HNF1 α -inactivated HCA (H-HCA), inflammatory HCA (IHCA), and β -catenin-activated HCA (b-HCA). We reviewed retrospectively our surgical HCA series to learn how to recognize the different subtypes histopathologically and how to interpret adequately their(More)
Fifty-five patients were reoperated on for an unsatisfactory outcome after antireflux surgery. Presenting symptoms were heartburn alone (27), heartburn and dysphagia (10), dysphagia alone (9), chest pain (4), left shoulder pain (1), left shoulder pain and fever (1), and signs of anemia (3). The symptom of dysphagia was usually of immediate onset whereas(More)
BACKGROUND Pig models have become common in transplantation immunological research. However, in pigs, clamping of the venous splanchnic system during orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is responsible for high morbidity and mortality rates; therefore, the use of venovenous bypass (VVB) is advocated. Because venous bypass can also cause specific(More)
BACKGROUND The stomach can be used either in its entirely or as a greater curvature tube for esophageal replacement. METHODS The study compares the gastric tube (group A; n = 112) to the whole stomach whose lesser curvature is denuded (group B; n = 100) in terms of technical complication and alimentary comfort. The clinical results are substantiated by(More)
We present an endoscopic technique of division of the common wall between the esophagus and the hypopharyngeal (Zenker's) diverticulum. The novelty of the technique, as compared with endoscopic sutureless coagulating methods, consists of stapling the esophageal to the diverticular wall using the Endo-GIA 30 stapler (US Surgical Corp, Norwalk, CT), which(More)
Biliary atresia is the most frequent cause of chronic cholestasis in infants. When left untreated, this condition leads to death from liver insufficiency within the first 2 yr of life. The modern therapeutic approach consists of a sequential strategy with Kasai portoenterostomy as a first step and, in case of failure, liver transplantation. After(More)
At the 32 European centres where livers are transplanted the actuarial survival rate for 1218 patients was 44% at 1 year and 41% at 2 years. Perioperative mortality (30 days) was 30%. Recipients aged under 15 years had a higher survival rate than those aged over 15; the differences were 22% at 1 year and 32% at 2 years. For the 97 patients who received two(More)
Between 1984 and 1996, the authors performed 499 liver transplants in 416 children less than 15 years old. The overall patient survival at 10 years was 76.5%. It was 71.3% for the 209 children grafted in 1984-1990; 78.5% for biliary atresia (n = 286), 87.3% for metabolic diseases (n = 59), and 72.7% for acute liver failure (n = 22). The 5-year survival was(More)