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Endoscopic stapling technique of esophagodiverticulostomy for 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, which protects the neck from any contamination from the digestive lumen and ensures optimal hemostasis of the wound edges. Expand
Terminalized semimechanical side-to-side suture technique for cervical esophagogastrostomy.
- J. Collard, R. Romagnoli, L. Goncette, J. Otte, P. Kestens
- The Annals of thoracic surgery
- 1 March 1998
The terminalized semimechanical side-to-side suture technique produces a larger anastomosis than the classic end- to-side esophagogastrostomy technique, and inflammatory changes related to the operation may cause transient narrowing of a cervical esophagogue. Expand
Current status and trends in laparoscopic antireflux surgery: Results of a consensus meeting
Members of five European surgical centers with extensive experience in pathophysiological research, diagnostic testing, and conventional surgery for esophageal disease met after five years of experience in using laparoscopic antireflux surgery, and established a plan to evaluate the potential for consensus among the centers involved in the surgical management of the disease. Expand
Exclusive radical surgery for esophageal adenocarcinoma
- J. Collard
- 15 March 2001
The ability of exclusive radical surgery including very extended lymph node dissection to provide a substantial percentage of patients with long‐term survival was examined. Expand
Management of pharyngoesophageal (Zenker's) diverticulum: which technique?
- C. Gutschow, M. Hamoir, P. Rombaux, J. Otte, L. Goncette, J. Collard
- The Annals of thoracic surgery
- 1 November 2002
Open techniques afford better symptomatic relief than endoscopic techniques, especially in patients with small diverticula, and endoscopic stapling and division is safer than laser division. Expand
Skeletonizing En Bloc Esophagectomy for Cancer
The strategy of attempting skeletonizing en bloc esophagectomy in all patients offers long-term survival to one third of the patients with resectable extraesophageal neoplastic tissues. Expand
The denervated stomach as an esophageal substitute is a contractile organ.
The denervated stomach as an esophageal substitute is a contractile organ that may even generate complete migrating motor complexes and is better in the fasting than in the fed period, and it is more marked in WS patients than in GT patients. Expand
Denervated Stomach as an Esophageal Substitute Recovers Intraluminal Acidity With Time
- C. Gutschow, J. Collard, R. Romagnoli, M. Salizzoni, A. Hölscher
- Annals of surgery
- 1 April 2001
Early after vagotomy, intraluminal gastric acidity is reduced in two thirds of patients, but the stomach recovers a normal intralumsinal pH profile with time, so that in more than one third of Patients, disabling cervical heartburn and esophagitis develop. Expand
Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery What is Real Progress?
Laparoscopy is a good approach for achieving successful antireflux surgery in selected cases, however, its fails to substantially reduce postoperative complication rate and discomfort, duration of the hospital stay, and the risk of esthetic sequella. Expand
Quality of life three years or more after esophagectomy for cancer.
- J. Collard, J. Otte, M. Reynaert, P. Kestens
- The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular…
- 1 August 1992
The present survey suggests that most disease-free patients may obtain a satisfactory quality of life after esophagectomy and gastric or colonic pull-up; long-term alimentary comfort is conditioned mainly by the small capacity of the esophageal substitute. Expand