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From 1976 to 1994 we performed surgical treatment of 18 infected aneurysms of the infrarenal abdominal aorta. The aneurysm had ruptured in nine patients: into the retroperitoneum in six patients, and into an adjacent structure in three patients (duodenum, inferior vena cava, left renal vein). Two patients had an associated spondylitis. Four patients were in(More)
Carotid artery reconstruction (CAR) may be achieved through a variety of techniques. The method of choice is based upon the patient's symptoms, the diffusion of the atheromatous lesion in the internal carotid artery and the experience of the surgical team that usually deals with these patients. Between January 1987 and May 1995, we performed 185 CAR using(More)
Nephrectomy of a non-functioning renal transplant after renal transplantation is a delicate operation which the authors evaluate on the basis of a retrospective analysis of 62 patients. A review of the literature helps to more clearly define the indications, optimal time of the operation and the operative technique. A subcapsular approach, by simplifying(More)
BACKGROUND Non-typloid salmonella can cause septicemia and extradigestive disorders in immunodepressed adults. These frequent diseases can be life-threatening. CASE REPORT A 76-year-old woman was treated with corticosteroid therapy for 1 year for suppurated thrombophlebitis of the right greater saphenous vein. Weight loss, fever at 41 degrees C and(More)
The most frequent type of complication in patients undergoing aortic surgery is respiratory. Preoperative lung function (PFT) and arterial blood gas measurement (ABG) are often carried out to assess the risk more precisely. The aim of the present retrospective study was to determine which value of lung function test could identify patients who developed(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate early results of below-knee bypass using fresh arterial allografts as arterial substitutes for limb salvage. From April 1991 to September 1993, we performed 28 below-knee bypass procedures using fresh arterial allografts in patients without a suitable autologous vein. Allografts were obtained by multiorgan(More)
Five extra-anatomic hepatospleno- and gastroduodenorenal revascularizations were performed in 5 high-risk cardiac patients. The procedure followed failure of endoluminal angioplasy for osteal stenosis of the renal artery in 4 cases. All patients had a diffuse lesion of the aorta contraindicating direct aortorenal bypass. The indication for surgery was(More)
Surgery and percutaneous balloon are two contrasting methods for the treatment of renal artery stenosis. Surgical revascularizations offer excellent long term results with a 70% to 90% five year patency rate wherever the location of the lesion on the renal artery. Long term results of transluminal angioplasty are strongly correlated with the(More)
Gravity of abdominal vessels traumatisms is secondary to multiple factors. It depends on the type of injured vessels, aetiology and associated lesions. Between September 1984 and March 1995, 22 abdominal vessel traumatisms in 16 patients (mean age: 39 years) were treated. At surgical exploration, 4 aortic and 2 renal vein lesions, 7 iliac artery and 3 renal(More)