Marie Pierre Vullierme

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a Department of General Surgery, University of Verona, Verona , Italy; b Department of Surgery, Philipps University, Marburg , Germany; c Department of Endocrinology, University Hospital, Uppsala , Sweden; d Department of Pathology, Technical University of Munich, Munich , Germany; e Faculdade de Medicina do Porto & IPATIMUP, Porto , Portugal; f Instituto(More)
OBJECTIVES:The role of pancreas divisum (PD) as a cause of acute recurrent or chronic pancreatitis (AR/CP) is still a matter of debate.METHODS:The aims of this study were to evaluate the frequency of PD diagnosed using magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) in patients with AR/CP of unknown origin (n=40) after careful exclusion of all known(More)
OBJECTIVES:Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is better described than before, but there is still no international consensus for definition, diagnosis, and treatment. Our aims were to analyze the short- and long-term outcome of patients with focus on pancreatic endocrine and exocrine functions, to search for predictive factors of relapse and pancreatic(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Natural history of intraductal papillary mucinous tumors of the pancreas (IPMTs) is unknown. Cross-sectional studies suggest that exclusive branch duct (BD) involvement is associated with a lower risk of carcinoma than main pancreatic duct (MPD) involvement. The aim of our study was to calculate longitudinal risk of malignant(More)
UNLABELLED In patients (pts) with branch duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas (BD-IPMN), the risk of malignant progression is well described at short- and mid-term. Few data beyond 5 years are available. PATIENTS AND METHODS Prospective study in consecutive patients (pts) with BD-IPMN and follow-up (F/U) ≥60 months to assess long(More)
To compare selective and non-selective TACE techniques in the treatment of HCC with a special emphasis on clinical and liver tolerance, tumour response and survival. 184 patients with advanced HCC were retrospectively included. Three different TACE techniques were compared: non selective lipiodol-chemotherapy + non selective embolisation (TACE-technique(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The proportion of patients with idiopathic chronic pancreatitis (ICP) that have an autoimmune origin is unknown. Three forms of ICP have been described: pseudotumoral, duct-destructive, and usual chronic pancreatitis. The aim of this study was to identify autoimmune stigmata in the 3 forms. METHODS All patients who underwent exploration(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Pancreatic mucinous cystic neoplasms (MCN) are premalignant lesions whose natural history is poorly known. Whether the dysplasia grade might be determined with precision by preoperative clinical and imaging criteria is not known. We aimed to determine if CT scan data might be useful to predict the grade of dysplasia in a series of 60(More)
BACKGROUND Assessment of the pathological characteristics of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours is crucial for appropriate management. We compared preoperative pathological data with surgical specimens for accuracy. METHODS Surgical patients with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours who underwent preoperative endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of routine performance of CT on postoperative day 7 in patients at high risk of pancreatic fistula after pancreaticoduodenectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two radiologists analyzed images from CT examinations of 50 patients with soft pancreas 7 days after(More)