Sylvain Kleinhaus

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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 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 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)
Abdominal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pseudocysts are reported to occur in < 1% of ventriculoperitoneal shunts. Management options include various types of shunt revisions with or without aspiration or excision of the pseudocyst. We report a case in which laparoscopy was utilized in a 12-year-old boy to excise a portion of the pseudocyst, remove the shunt(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)
Splenectomy is the definitive treatment for most cases of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). We present the case of a patient who was discovered to have ITP at age 5 and was treated medically for 3 years with decreasing response to medication. At age 8, he underwent splenectomy, after which the platelet count stabilized at approximately 200,000/mm3.(More)
Three reliable diagnostic signs were identified on angiograms from 25 patients with ectasias of the right colon: (a) a slowly emptying dilated, tortuous, intramural vein; (b) a vascular tuft; and (c) an early filling vein. The frequency of these signs and the order of their occurrence reflect the different stages in the evolution of ectasias. The earliest(More)