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BACKGROUND Mechanical bowel preparation (MBP) is performed routinely before colorectal surgery to reduce the risk of postoperative infectious complications. The aim of this randomized clinical trial was to compare the outcome of patients who underwent elective left-sided colorectal surgery with or without MBP. METHODS Patients scheduled for elective… (More)
231 patients over 80 years old were operated at the Clinique de chirurgie digestive of Geneva University Hospital between 1981 and 1990 for a malignant tumor of the gastrointestinal tract. The following parameters were studied: intra- and postoperative morbidity and mortality, duration and quality of survival. Surgery proved valid in this age group given… (More)
A 61-year-old man was operated on for a ruptured aneurysm located on the free margin of the omentum. Such patients should have preoperative arteriography as the source of the haemorrhage can be difficult to find at operation.
INTRODUCTION Mondor disease (MD), a superficial thrombophlebitis of the thoraco-epigastric veins and their confluents is rarely reported in the literature. The superior epigastric vein is the most affected vessel but involvement of the inferior epigastric vessels or their branches have also been described. There is no universal consensus on treatment in the… (More)
Dear Editor: Perivascular epithelioid cell (PEComa) tumour, also known as PEC tumour, is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a mesenchymal tumour composed of perivascular epithelioid cells. It is an extremely rare tumour, which can affect any part of the body. PEComa expresses both melanocytic and smooth muscle markers. It is part of a family… (More)