Jean-François Fléjou

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BACKGROUND Use of the conventional Western and Japanese classification systems of gastrointestinal epithelial neoplasia results in large differences among pathologists in the diagnosis of oesophageal, gastric, and colorectal neoplastic lesions. AIM To develop common worldwide terminology for gastrointestinal epithelial neoplasia. METHODS Thirty one(More)
BACKGROUND Colon cancer (CC) pathological staging fails to accurately predict recurrence, and to date, no gene expression signature has proven reliable for prognosis stratification in clinical practice, perhaps because CC is a heterogeneous disease. The aim of this study was to establish a comprehensive molecular classification of CC based on mRNA(More)
Novel therapeutic agents targeting the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) have improved outcomes for patients with colorectal carcinoma. However, these therapies are effective only in a subset of patients. Activating mutations in the KRAS gene are found in 30–40% of colorectal tumors and are associated with poor response to anti-EGFR therapies. Thus,(More)
BACKGROUND The development of endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area (ETDP) is thought to be slow, but their natural history is not well known. The aim of this study was to determine the factors that influence survival of patients with ETDP. PATIENTS/METHODS Eighty two patients with ETDP (44 non-functioning tumours, 23 gastrinomas, seven(More)
PURPOSE Human gastrointestinal tumors with inactivated DNA mismatch repair system (microsatellite instability [MSI] tumors) have distinct molecular and clinicopathologic profiles, and are associated with favorable prognosis. There is evidence suggesting that colorectal cancer patients with MSI tumors respond differently to adjuvant chemotherapy as compared(More)
Atypical histologic variants of focal nodular hyperplasia have been reported and are sometimes difficult to recognize. To characterize the morphologic spectrum of focal nodular hyperplasia, we studied 305 lesions surgically resected from 168 patients. Clinicomorphologic correlations were established by statistical analyses. The patients included 150 women(More)
Thirty-seven patients with 48 lesions of focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) underwent preoperative magnetic resonance (MR) examination and surgical resection. Sixteen lesions were imaged at 0.5 T with T1- and T2-weighted spin-echo sequences; 32 lesions were imaged at 2 T with T1-and T2-weighted spin-echo and gradient-recalled-echo sequences. Contrast(More)
UNLABELLED The surgical treatment of benign liver tumours (focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) and hepatic adenoma) remains controversial. From 1984 to 1990, all 51 women aged below 50 years who presented with presumed benign liver tumours and without chronic liver disease underwent tumour resection. Preoperative assessment included liver tests, ultrasonography(More)
Ten patients in whom cystic dystrophy developed in a heterotopic pancreas of the duodenal (nine patients) or gastric (one patient) wall are reported. All were young or middle aged white men, only two of whom were alcoholic. The symptoms were caused by intestinal or biliary stenosis, or both, secondary to the inflammation and fibrosis. Only endosonography(More)