Jean Moreaux

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From 1966 to 1987, 177 consecutive patients were operated on electively for diverticular disease of the sigmoid colon. The indications for surgery were: colovesical fistula (n = 12), suspicion of residual abscess (n = 39), two or more previous attacks of acute inflammation (n = 52), chronic symptoms (n = 72) and suspicion of carcinoma (n = 2). An abscess(More)
From 1963 to 1976, fifty patients, all male and alcoholic, underwent pancreaticoduodenectomies for chronic pancreatitis. Prior operation(s) had already been performed for 17 patients. There was 1 postoperative death. The main late complications were anastomotic peptic ulcer (5 cases) and acute cholangitis (3 cases). In 1981, four patients were lost to(More)
From 1964 to 1985, a total of 798 patients (405 female, 393 male) were operated on for a single cancer of the colon. Fifty-eight percent of the patients were between 60 and 80 years of age. Liver and/or peritoneal métastases were present in 16.3% of the 818 cases. Resection was performed in 754 cases (92.2%), and was considered to be curative in 646(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the operative findings and evaluate the hospital morbidity and mortality. This experience is documented in order to provide a basis for comparison with therapeutic alternatives. PATIENTS AND METHODS Prospective data were collected on 579 patients who underwent elective (n = 443) or emergent (n = 136) operations between 1970 and 1990.(More)
Data of 5000 consecutive patients with biliary lithiasis operated on between 1970 and 1990 were recorded prospectively. There were 476 emergency procedures and 125 reoperations. Concomitant abdominal operations were performed in 504 patients. The mean(s.d.) age was 54.7(14.2) years. Cholecystectomy was performed in 4872 patients (97.4 per cent) and(More)
From 1964 to 1985, a total of 114 patients (94 men and 20 women) were operated on. The resectability rate was 71%, and 53% of the patients were thought potentially curable. Either abdominal or combined abdominal and thoracic approaches were preferred. Proximal esophagogastrectomy (54 cases) was performed in cases with wide esophageal extension and total(More)
From 1979 through 1982, removal of the rectum for cancer in 67 patients (50 of whom underwent preoperative radiotherapy) was completed by obliteration of the resulting dead space with pedicled omentum. No complication could be related to the method. After abdominoperineal resection (54 patients), primary healing of the perineal wound was achieved in 77(More)
The efficacy of the combination of piezoelectric lithotripsy and oral bile acids in the treatment of gallbladder stones was assessed. Three hundred and sixty-three patients with symptomatic radiolucent gallstones in functioning gallbladder were treated in five medical centers using the same protocol with the EDAP LT 01 lithotripter. No anesthesia, analgesia(More)
From 1970 to 1980, 96 patients were operated on for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Histological confirmation was obtained in all but 12 cases. The tumour was located in the right portion of the pancreas in 80 cases and in the left portion in 16 cases. Metastases were present in 39 patients, hepatic in 28 cases and peritoneal in 23 cases. Among the cases without(More)