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OBJECTIVE To review the results of the different modalities of treatment of acute necrotizing pancreatitis that have been used by a single team during a 6-year period to assess the technique and indications of an endoscopic method of retroperitoneal drainage that is routinely performed for the management of peripancreatic necrosis. DESIGN AND SETTING(More)
PURPOSE Perineal involvement in Crohn's disease is a common and distressing condition, often refractory to medical or surgical treatments. Recent reports suggest the efficacy of hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO) in the healing of perineal lesions. We evaluated HBO in severe patients with perineal Crohn's disease. METHODS Ten consecutive patients (8 women, 2(More)
OBJECTIVES Restorative proctocolectomy with ileoanal anastomosis (IPAA) is the surgical standard for patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). Significant reduction in female fertility and fecundity after IPAA has been shown in recent studies. In selected cases, colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis (IRA) is another surgical option. The aim of this study was(More)
We have endeavored to define the incidence of pancreaticoduodenal artery aneurysm associated with stenosis of the celiac axis and to address modalities in this setting. This association was found in 23 of 34 cases. Aneurysmal dilation of the pancreatic arteries associated with celiac axis stenosis is not accidental and seems to be due to increased flow(More)
The aim of this study was to search for small bowel lesions by means of a perioperative endoscopy in 20 patients operated on for Crohn's disease. Seven women and 13 men (mean age 29 years) had a total retrograde exploration to the angle of Treitz during an ileocolectomy (16 of 20 patients) or a colonic or ileal resection (four of 20 patients). Endoscopic(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of adjuvant chemotherapy on survival after resection for gastric cancer. METHODS Patients were enrolled if they underwent resection of gastric cancer but had lymph node or serosal involvement or both. Surgical resection was either total or partial gastrectomy according to the site of the tumor,(More)
OBJECTIVES We recently demonstrated that 65% of patients operated on for Crohn's disease (CD) had lesions of the small bowel at perioperative endoscopy (POE). These lesions were unrecognized before surgery in more than half of the patients. The aim of this study was to assess the prognostic value of endoscopic small bowel lesions let in place at time of(More)
OBJECTIVE Bacterial agents have been implicated in the early recurrence of Crohn's disease after ileocolectomy. The aim of our study was to identify and quantify bacteria associated with the ileal mucosa in patients and controls and to correlate specific bacteria with recurrence. METHODS The predominant bacterial microflora of the ileum were enumerated(More)