José Vicente Roig-Vila

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Intra-operative positioning in colorectal surgery is very important from three points of view: the proper surgical approach and exposure, adequate anaesthetic requirements with maintenance of the airway, and the potential complications related to the position. In the present study, we analyse the indications, positioning, advantages and disadvantages of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the results of surgery in the treatment of faecal incontinence of obstetric origin and assess the effect of treatment on the quality of life of these patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS A consecutive series of 43 patients, who had undergone surgery for severe faecal incontinence of obstetric aetiology between March 1990 and March 2004,(More)
Obstructive defecation is observed in approximately half of all patients with functional constipation. Functional constipation has been related to alterations in intestinal motility (slow transit constipation) and to pelvic floor disorders leading to obstructive defecation associated with anatomical alterations of the pelvic floor (rectocele, posterior(More)
The occurrence of a tumor at the colostomy site after abdominoperineal resection for rectal carcinoma is rare and it may be related to a previously resected carcinoma or another primary tumor. We report a 61-year-old man who developed an ulcerated skin nodule at her colostomy site 6 years after resection of a rectal adenocarcinoma. Histopathologically, the(More)
Fecal incontinence can negatively affect the patient's occupational and social life. Until recently, most patients with severe anal incontinence unresponsive to conservative medical and/or surgical treatments underwent colostomy. Currently, these patients can benefit from one of the innovative techniques that have recently been developed. Thus, the(More)
Medical language contains many faults. One of them is the use of cultured and elegant words without knowing its proper significance. A second error is the recourse to using foreign words or phrases (foreignisms), particularly Anglicisms, both in their original spelling (raw foreignisms) and Hispanicised (adapted word); an overlapping mode of foreignism are(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of carcinoma in cytologically-benign recurrent thyroid cysts and to evaluate the surgical indications in these patients. PATIENTS AND METHOD We reviewed all patients undergoing thyroid surgery between January 1992 and December 2002 for cytologically-benign solitary or dominant cystic(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance (MR) defecography and compare it with videodefecography in the evaluation of obstructed defecation syndrome. This was a prospective cohort test accuracy study conducted at one major tertiary referral center on patients with a diagnosis of obstructed defecation(More)