Patrick Kauffmann

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The authors report two cases of Demons-Meigs' syndrome, one following an ovarian fibrothecoma and the other an ovarian fibroma. There was a striking rise in the serum CA 125 level which was higher than 200 UI/ml, suggestive of cancer of the ovary in both cases. With the help of the literature data, the clinicopathological features of this rare condition and(More)
The authors report their experience with immediate breast reconstruction following salvage mastectomy for local recurrence of invasive breast cancer after conservative treatment. From January 1987 to December 1992, among 91 immediate breast reconstructions, 41 were performed for this indication. The results and complications were analyzed for each of the(More)
Eight patients with intestinal metastases from breast cancer are described. The different clinical presentations and pathological types are studied. The difficulty in distinguishing such uncommon secondary sites of breast cancer from primary intestinal cancer is emphasized. Attention should be paid to intestinal symptoms in women with a history of(More)
A series of 112 mastectomies with immediate breast reconstruction performed in women with invasive cancer of the breast were followed for a mean of 30 months to determine cancer outcome, morbidity and aesthetic results of the different surgical techniques. The patients were divided into 3 groups according to indications: 49 cases with local recurrence after(More)
Incisional hernia occurred in a patient after laparoscopic hysterectomy. The greater omentum was incarcerated in the tract of the suprapubic trocar (12 mm diameter). Diagnosis and treatment were performed during a second laparoscopy procedure. The greater number of trocar instruments and their larger diameter increases the risk of parietal morbidity after(More)
Radiation-induced small bowel injury is a limiting factor to postoperative tumoricidal pelvic doses exceeding 4500 to 5000 cGy. Data from a review of the literature showed the inadequacy of medical measures and the bad reproducibility of radiation therapeutic attempts to decrease small intestine damage. Recent studies cited the benefit of a polyglycolic(More)
We report the case of 68-year-old woman with an adenocarcinoma of the right colon. The family history also suggested that she might also be at risk of ovarian or endometrial cancer. Thus despite the lack of gynecologic symptoms, abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy was proposed at the time of the right colectomy endometrial carcinoma(More)
STUDY AIM The aim of this study was to report a series of 80 patients treated by unilateral neck exploration for a sporadic primary hyperparathyroidism. PATIENTS AND METHOD Between April 1992 and November 1998, 80 patients (65 women and 15 men, mean age: 63.5 years) with a single gland enlargement localized by ultrasonography, were operated on through a(More)
The authors report a retrospective clinicopathologic analysis based on 12 cases of uterine metastases from breast cancer. The myometrium was more often involved than the endometrium, and a metastatic lesion occurred in an interstitial leiomyoma in one case. Bilateral ovarian involvement was associated in 11 cases. The histopathological type was(More)
The results of pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy performed in 24 patients with primary ovarian cancer are reported. The lymph node invasion rate was 20 percent in stages where the disease was apparently limited to the pelvis, and 73 percent in more advanced stages. Invasion was as frequently found at postoperative second-look laparotomy (54 percent) as(More)