Paul Sauven

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On the hypothesis that incisional defects occur soon after operation but the resulting hernia may not be diagnosed until months or years later, we attached three to five pairs of stainless steel haemostatic clips to the cut edges of the anterior aponeurosis during the closure of 59 major laparotomy incisions and X-rayed the abdomen one month later. Three(More)
The Guidelines were prepared by an international expert panel on behalf of the Association of Breast Surgery. The majority of women who have a relative with breast cancer are not themselves at significantly increased risk. The Guidelines propose a management strategy, including genetic assessment, chemo-prevention, risk reducing surgery and radiological(More)
Some surgeons drain the gallbladder bed routinely, some selectively and some not at all. We aimed to clarify this confusion by entering 155 consecutive patients undergoing emergency and elective cholecystectomy without exploration of the common bile duct into a random control clinical trial. In 78 patients a 3 mm suction drain was left in the gallbladder(More)
PURPOSE To determine biologic differences, if any, between presurgical endocrine treatment with an aromatase inhibitor (vorozole) and tamoxifen in patients with postmenopausal primary breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Randomization was to 12 weeks of 2.5 mg of vorozole per day or 20 mg of tamoxifen per day, both orally. Clinical response was assessed(More)
The records of 129 patients with thick cutaneous melanoma of the trunk or extremity treated at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, between 1974 and 1984 were reviewed with the aim of defining prognostic variables. All primary lesions invaded subcutaneous fat, were Clark level V, or of a Breslow thickness of 4.0 mm or greater. Treatment in(More)
Between 1978 and 1981, 73 patients with colonic or rectal cancer were randomized to have their anastomoses made by either a single interrupted layer of braided polyester sutures, or by a circular stapling instrument. Of these operations, 20 were considered to have been palliative, the remaining 53 being potentially curative. The incidence of local(More)
We have conducted proteome-wide analysis of fresh surgery specimens derived from breast cancer patients, using an approach that integrates size-based intact protein fractionation, nanoscale liquid separation of peptides, electrospray ion trap mass spectrometry, and bioinformatics. Through this approach, we have acquired a large amount of peptide(More)
The synchronous relationship between oestrogen (ER) and progesterone (PgR) receptor status in primary tumours and their nodal metastases has been analysed in 26 patients. All patients with ER-negative primary tumours were found to have ER-negative axillary nodes but of those with ER-positive tumours only 65% had, correspondingly, all nodes ER-positive. The(More)
The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was used to detect malignant lymphoma cells with the bcl-2 gene rearrangement in the peritoneal washings and bone marrow of a patient with an apparently localised gastric lymphoma. After four courses of cytotoxic drug treatment the cells could no longer be detected in either site. PCR is a useful addition to the staging(More)