Sylvain Kleinhaus

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The management of a child with an irreducible ovary remains inconsistent in pediatric surgical centers. An informal survey of senior pediatric surgeons and an extensive review of the literature showed a prevailing view that the trapped ovary is not at significant risk of vascular compromise. Two recent cases prompted a review of our experience from 1984 to(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the utility of measuring microvessel fractal dimension (MFD) as a parameter of architectural microvascular complexity in localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Forty-nine patients with low-stage clear cell RCC were assessed in a 9-year follow-up retrospective study. Tumor vessels were visualized with the(More)
Between 1973 and 1976, laparoscopy was performed on 50 girls aged 12 to 18 years old for evaluation of abdominal pain severe enough to warrant hospitalization. In nine patients, a pelvic mass was suspected on physical examination or ultrasonography. Twenty-three patients had histories of previous episodes of salpingitis, but negative cultures at time of(More)
Vascular lesions of the right colon are being diagnosed increasingly as a cause of lower intestinal bleeding, but their nature and occurrence, primarily in the elderly, remains unexplained. Colons from patients with clinical and angiographic diagnoses of cecal vascular lesions were studied by injection and clearing, and by histological sections. In all(More)
The most common gastrointestinal emergency in the newborn is necrotizing enterocolitis. Premature babies are the most likely victims, but it also occurs in full-term infants. Although great strides have been made in elucidating some of the factors responsible for necrotizing enterocolitis, such as intestinal ischemia, bacterial overgrowth, and feeding(More)
Between 1982 and 1987 seven neonates ranging in age from 24 hours to 1 week were treated for idiopathic intestinal perforations at the Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Four of the infants were born prematurely; three were full term. Five were being treated in an intensive care nursery when the perforation was diagnosed. All(More)
The increased intraperitoneal pressures that accompany laparoscopic examinations produce significant hemodynamic alterations. Studies of the effects of such pressures on mesenteric blood flow in laboratory animals with normal and compromised superior mesenteric artery blood flow lead us to conclude that laparoscopy in patients with suspected compromised(More)
The effect of direct ventilation of the eyes on cooling in the brain was investigated in domestic pigeons (Columba livia, mean mass 0.27 kg) with thermocouples chronically implanted in the hypothalamus and anterior eye chamber. During conductive heating in still air body-brain temperature difference (delta T) was 2.6 degrees C. During exclusive ventilation(More)
Gastric diverticulum is a rare entity; the patient usually presents with vague abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and weight loss. Diverticulectomy is required for patients with intractable symptoms or complications. We report the laparoscopic excision of a gastric diverticulum in a 15-year-old girl who had been symptomatic for 5 years. A five-port technique(More)