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Since laparoscopic cholecystectomy was introduced, the treatment of choledocholithiasis has been modified. Preoperative endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) has been performed selectively in elderly patients and in those with a strong suspicion of biliary duct stones (jaundice, demonstrated at ultrasound). Intraoperative discovery of common(More)
The results of rectal excision with colonic pouch-anal anastomosis are reviewed from a series of 162 patients covering 7 years. All patients have been operated upon in the same institution and consecutively. The follow-up is now sufficient to allow an accurate evaluation of the outcome of the patients. The main goal of this study was to provide a detailed(More)
Eighty-three patients underwent colectomy and ileorectal anastomosis for Crohn's disease of the large bowel. There were two postoperative deaths and seven anastomotic leaks. Fifty-two patients retained a functioning anastomosis with a mean follow-up of 8 years. Forty had an excellent or good functional result. The cumulative proportion of patients with a(More)
Eighty-three consecutive patients (38 men, 45 women) underwent colectomy and ileorectal anastomosis (IRA) for Crohn's colitis between 1960 and 1988. The mean age at the time of IRA was 28.5 years after a mean interval of four years from diagnosis. At the time of IRA, 31 patients had proctitis, while 25 had perianal disease. Two patients died(More)
PURPOSE Abdominal wall retraction (AWR) was recently proposed as an alternative for CO2 pneumoperitoneum. In this study we evaluated the cardiorespiratory effects of AWR during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS Fifteen patients were studied during laparoscopic cholecystectomy using AWR. Monitoring included heart rate (HR), mean arterial pressure(More)
The aim of the study was to compare the results of ileal-pouch anal anastomosis (IAA) and total abdominal colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis (IRA) in the treatment of ulcerative colitis. The number of patients included in the comparative trial was 104 (IAA) and 197 (IRA), respectively. No clear advantage of IRA over IAA was seen: postoperative mortality(More)
This study compares the cardio-respiratory effects of CO2 pneumoperitoneum to those of abdominal suspension (or laparolift) in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Between september 1993 et may 1995, 31 patients participated in this non-randomized prospective trial. They consisted of 9 males et 22 females, with a mean age of 47.0 +/- 14 years. Sixteen patients(More)
The authors reviewed retrospectively 1510 patients with breast cancer operated on between 1960 and 1980. They compared 1353 patients who had an isolated breast cancer (group 1) with 157 patients who also had breast cancer but had other cancers either previously or subsequently (group 2). The mean age of patients in group 2 was 2 years more than that of(More)
One of the treatment modalities for rectal prolapse is abdominal rectopexy, a comparison of the Orr-Loygue procedure, performed by laparotomy and by laparoscopy was done. From June 1981 and May 1993, 31 females and 3 males, with an average of age of 58.8 were operated. Twelve patients were operated by laparoscopy (group I) and 22 patients by laparotomy(More)
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