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Obtaining representative human colon cancer cell lines from fresh tumors is technically difficult. Using 32 tumor fragments from patients with colon cancer, the present study shows that prior xenograft leads to more efficient cell line establishment compared with direct establishment from fresh tumors (P < 0.05). From 26 tumor specimens, we successfully(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to retrospectively compare the respective sensitivities of diffusion-weighted (DW), T2-weighted fast spin-echo (T2WFSE) and gadolinium chelate-enhanced MR imaging in the preoperative detection of hepatic metastases using intraoperative ultrasonographic and histopathologic findings as the standard of reference. (More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to assess predictive factors of postoperative intra-abdominal septic complication in a homogenous group of patients undergoing ileocecal resection for Crohn's disease. METHODS From 1984 to 2004, 161 consecutive patients with Crohn's disease (81 males; mean age, 33 +/- 10 years) underwent, as a first operation, an elective(More)
BACKGROUND The presence of extrahepatic disease (EHD) is considered a contraindication to hepatectomy in patients with colorectal liver metastases. After resection, the prognosis is based more on the total number of resected metastases (located inside and outside the liver) than on the site of these metastases (only inside the liver or not). METHODS A(More)
PURPOSE Patient-derived xenograft models are considered to represent the heterogeneity of human cancers and advanced preclinical models. Our consortium joins efforts to extensively develop and characterize a new collection of patient-derived colorectal cancer (CRC) models. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN From the 85 unsupervised surgical colorectal samples(More)
BACKGROUND The indications and results of intraoperative radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of liver metastases (LMs) are not well defined in the literature and have never been compared with those of hepatectomy. The aim of the study was to appreciate the local recurrence rate of RFA in comparison with anatomic and wedge resection. METHODS Eighty-eight(More)
A close relationship between tumor angiogenesis, growth, and carcinomatosis has been observed. Netrin-4 (NT-4) has been shown to regulate angiogenic responses. We aimed to examine the effects of NT-4 on colon tumor angiogenesis, growth, and carcinomatosis. We showed that NT-4 was expressed in human colon cancer cells (LS174). A 20-fold increase in NT-4(More)
BACKGROUND Extrahepatic malignant disease has always been considered an absolute contraindication to hepatectomy for colorectal liver metastases. This study reports the long-term outcome and prognostic factors of patients undergoing extrahepatic disease resection simultaneously with hepatectomy for liver metastases. METHODS From January 1987 to January(More)
Chordomas are slow-growing malignant neoplasms. Determination of histopathologic prognostic factors using a large cohort study has been limited by their low incidence. In this retrospective study, we investigated the clinical, histopathologic, and immunohistochemical prognostic factors in 287 chordomas from 111 patients assessed by central pathologic(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the prevalence of complex ventral hernias, there is little agreement on the most appropriate technique or prosthetic to repair these defects, especially in contaminated fields. Our objective was to determine French surgical practice patterns among academic surgeons in complex ventral hernia repair (CVHR) with regard to indications, most(More)