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BACKGROUND The aim of this prospective study was to determine the feasibility and the complications or benefits of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in the patients older than 75 years. METHODS From January 1992 to July 1998, a total of 863 patients underwent LC, of these patients, 102 patients older than 75 years (group 1) were compared with 761 younger(More)
The aim of the present study was to retrospectively evaluate the results of resection for volvulus of the right colon. Over a 17-year period, 45 patients (33 women) of mean age 64 years were admitted with acute right colon volvulus. Preoperative diagnosis was obtained in 53% of the cases. A right hemicolectomy was performed in all the cases, with primary(More)
Septic arthritis of the posterior lumbar joints is extremely rare in comparison with spondylodiscitis which is much more common. We report a case of an 86-year-old women with septic arthritis of the left L4-L5 lumbar facet joint associated with endocarditis. Arthritis diagnosis was made on CT scan and MRI, infection by Staphyloccocus aureus was proved by(More)
BACKGROUND We conducted a prospective study of patients admitted to 22 general emergency departments in France over 1 week. PATIENTS AND METHODS Of 15,835 adult patients, 483 (3.1%) had headache and 98 (0.6%) had migraine. RESULTS Compared with the migraine population in France, our migraine patients were similar in terms of proportion of female(More)
Background: The aim of this prospective study was to determine the feasability and the complications or benefits of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in the patients older than 75 years. Methods: From January 1992 to July 1998, a total of 863 patients underwent LC, of these patients, 102 patients older than 75 years (group 1) were compared with 761 younger(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY Internal hernia is an uncommon cause of acute intestinal obstruction. The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the diagnosis, the management, and the follow-up of the internal hernias operated over a 10-year period in our department of visceral surgery. METHODS 14 spontaneous internal hernias were observed. The patients were(More)
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