J. F. Gillion

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The material and the surgical technique used to close an abdominal wall incision are important determinants of the risk of developing an incisional hernia. Optimising closure of abdominal wall incisions holds a potential to prevent patients suffering from incisional hernias and for important costs savings in health care. The European Hernia Society formed a(More)
The aim of our retrospective study was to quantify the incidence of chronic pain and cutaneous sensory changes among various anterior and posterior hernia repairs and then to compare laparoscopic with open techniques. A detailed questionnaire was sent in January 1998 to patients operated on from 1992 to 1996. Patients had to record their current parietal(More)
BACKGROUND Few large studies of the use of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) in incisional hernia repairs have been done. We performed such a study of ePTFE patches implanted extraperitoneally or intraperitoneally. METHODS The records of all patients in whom an ePTFE patch was used to repair an incisional hernia in 1987 to 1994 were reviewed(More)
Little is known about both incidence of chronic pain and quality of life (QoL) after the transinguinal preperitoneal (TIPP) technique using a totally extraperitoneal, parietalized, memory ring patch. Among 622 (428 unilateral and 194 bilateral) hernia repairs (HR) in 525 patients, 92 % had a postoperative clinical control. Thereafter, two sets of postal(More)
Two hundred and four groin hernias in 173 patients were laparoscopicaly treated using an intraperitoneal ePTFE patch and prospectively studied. Two patients died for diseases unrelated to their hernia nor their hernioplasty. Eight patients were lost to follow up (5.2%), 163 were followed up for at least 1 year, without recurrence at their last examination,(More)
The literature dealing with abdominal wall surgery is often flawed due to lack of adherence to accepted reporting standards and statistical methodology. The EuraHS Working Group (European Registry of Abdominal Wall Hernias) organised a consensus meeting of surgical experts and researchers with an interest in abdominal wall surgery, including a statistician,(More)
One hundred and sixty-seven choledoco-duodenostomies for lithiasis of the common bile duct (CBD) were performed. The mean age of the patients was 74 +/- 1 years. Sixty p. 100 of the patients presented with at least one operative risk factor, usually related to their general condition. An anastomosis of at least 20 mm in diameter was possible as the diameter(More)
We read with great interest the case of an Amyand’s hernia reported by Salemis et al. [1]. Although the presence of an inXammed appendix within a hernia sac rarely occurs (0.13–1% of all cases of appendicitis), it remains an exciting subject with more than ten reports published during the last decade in Hernia, the very latest on February [2]. As outlined(More)
The role of post-operative adhesions in chronic abdominal pain remains controversial. The aim of this study was to assess the value of laparoscopic treatment of adhesions for chronic post-operative abdominal pain in 32 patients. Over a period of 8 years, 32 patients (25 women and 7 men) with a mean age of 41.5 years (18-69) were hospitalized for chronic(More)