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OBJECTIVE To review the results of the different modalities of treatment of acute necrotizing pancreatitis that have been used by a single team during a 6-year period to assess the technique and indications of an endoscopic method of retroperitoneal drainage that is routinely performed for the management of peripancreatic necrosis. DESIGN AND SETTING(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficacy of arterial embolization (EMB) in the management of bleeding pancreatic pseudocysts or pseudoaneurysms and to assess the possible indication for secondary surgery. DESIGN Retrospective review with a mean follow-up of 60 months (range, 18-125 months). SETTING Tertiary care center, university hospital. PATIENTS The(More)
We have endeavored to define the incidence of pancreaticoduodenal artery aneurysm associated with stenosis of the celiac axis and to address modalities in this setting. This association was found in 23 of 34 cases. Aneurysmal dilation of the pancreatic arteries associated with celiac axis stenosis is not accidental and seems to be due to increased flow(More)
We describe a case involving spontaneous retroperitoneal hematoma caused by rupture of an aneurysm of the right ovarian artery 4 days after delivery in a multiparous woman. Diagnosis was achieved by arteriography. Bleeding was stopped by embolization via selective arteriography. Hematoma was drained by lomboscopy. The pathophysiological mechanisms(More)
BACKGROUND Off-line calculation of the pulse pressure variation (PPV(ref)) has repeatedly been shown to be a reliable predictor of fluid responsiveness in mechanically ventilated patients. This study was designed to assess the ability of two algorithms for automated calculation of PPV (PPV(auto)) (Intellivue MP 70) and stroke volume variation (SVV(auto))(More)
We report on two cases of duodenocaval fistula. The first patient, a 73-year-old man, had sepsis and occult digestive bleeding. We diagnosed a fistula that resulted from a right nephrectomy and subsequent radiotherapy for a urothelial tumor 20 months earlier. The second patient, a 60-year-old woman, complained of right abdominal pain. A duodenocaval fistula(More)
The gross examination of 50 minium injected specimens showed us the various patterns of the posterior arterial network of the wrist. This is chiefly provided by the radial artery which gives off a constant dorsal carpal branch over the posterior aspect of the trapezium. This vessel crosses the carpus transversely to the inner border of the hand and is(More)
Dermoid cysts involving the diaphragm are rare and their symptomatology is non-specific. CT is the principal diagnostic tool, but it may fail to distinguish whether a cyst is located above, below, or within the diaphragm. Surgical excision of dermoid cysts is recommended because of the possibility of malignant degeneration.
Pericardoscopy (PCS) is an original method of examination of the pericardial cavity. Its principle is derived from pleuroscopy and the apparatus is derived from mediastinoscopy. The main indication for this technique is the diagnosis of pericardial effusions. Sixty-five PCS were performed for this purpose, allowing an accurate etiological diagnosis in 35(More)
Twenty total gastric resections were performed on 80 patients admitted to surgery for severe oesophagogastric corrosive injuries, with immediate or delayed full-thickness necrosis or perforation of the stomach. The duodenum, cardia and cervicothoracic oesophagus were sutured. A cervical oesophagostomy and a feeding jejunostomy were done. The oesophagus was(More)