Philippe Pacheco

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INTRODUCTION Since 1999 to 2003 we have tried to perform an antebraquial "loop" PTFE fistula (PTFEa) as first vascular access for hemodialysis in patients without suitable superficial venous system. MATERIAL AND METHODS We have performed a prospective study to analyze the results (permeability and complications) with this approach. RESULTS We could(More)
Isolated disruption of the ureteropelvic junction following blunt abdominal trauma is rare, although not exceptional. The diagnosis may be delayed. CT-scan with excretory phase imaging is the usual mode of diagnosis. The urinary tract can be repaired by an ureteropyelic anastomosis over a stent. The authors report the first case of an isolated disruption of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the results of retroperitoneal laparoscopic surgical repair of ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) syndrome. MATERIAL AND METHODS Retrospective study of 45 consecutive Küss-Anderson-Hynes laparoscopic pyeloplasties performed over a 4-year period (December 1998-November 2002) in adults (26 women, 19 men) with a mean age of 44.8 years (range:(More)
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