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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine the natural history of anastomotic leakage after elective colorectal resection and supraperitoneal anastomosis without temporary stoma. STUDY DESIGN Medical records from 1990 to 1997 were studied; 655 consecutive patients underwent colonic or rectal resection (without stoma). Patients were divided into(More)
The aim of this study was to determine by univariate and multivariate analyses the factors associated with clinically significant anastomotic leakage (AL) after large bowel resection. From 1990 to 1997 a series of 707 patients underwent colonic or rectal resection (without a stoma). Patients were divided into two groups: those with clinical anastomotic(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)
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)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine whether preoperative radiotherapy had an influence on the urinary and sexual function of patients having a sphincter-saving, nerve-preserving total mesorectal excision. METHODS Urinary and sexual function of male patients undergoing sphincter-saving, nerve-preserving total mesorectal excision for primary(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)
BACKGROUND The timing and benefits of hepatectomy remain controversial for metastatic well-differentiated endocrine neoplasms, which are generally considered slow growth tumors. However, surveillance alone yields only a 22% 5-year survival when metastases occur. The aim of this study was to determine the results of hepatic and extra hepatic resections and(More)
BACKGROUND Despite a high response rate to front-line therapy, prognosis of epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC) remains poor. Approaches that combine Cytoreductive Surgery (CRS) and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) have been developed recently. The purpose of this study was to assess early and long-term survival in patients treated with this(More)
HYPOTHESIS Stage I or II colorectal carcinomas with microsatellite instability (MSI) are characterized by more isolated lymph nodes in the resected specimen than their counterparts with microsatellite stability (MSS). DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Academic research. PATIENTS Using a pentaplex polymerase chain reaction assay, MSI status was(More)
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)