Véronique Delugeau

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We report the case of a 31-year-old male patient with a diffuse form of Caroli's disease presenting as recurring bouts of biliary pancreatitis. Following sphincterotomy, the patient remained asymptomatic for 5 years. He then developed acute cholangitis and, at laparotomy, all superficial liver cysts were fenestrated in order to remove intrahepatic bile duct(More)
Although laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding has become a widely used surgical modality for the treatment of morbid obesity, the technique and its complications remain fairly unknown to the medical community in general. Late complications occur in 10% to 20% of patients and usually manifest as upper gastrointestinal symptoms such as total food(More)
Mass lesions of the mesentery may be fortuitously encountered on computerized tomographic (CT) scans, posing a diagnostic challenge. Despite CT, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and a surgical biopsy, a patient with mesenteric lipodystrophy was misdiagnosed as having a low-grade mesenteric liposarcoma. Spontaneous regression of the mass on control CT scan(More)
BACKGROUND AND METHODS Fourteen patients with caustic necrosis of the digestive tract extending beyond the pylorus were included in a multicenter retrospective study to define a surgical strategy. Twelve patients underwent esophagogastrectomy. Two patients had total gastrectomy without esophagectomy. In addition, all patients underwent duodenal stripping (n(More)
Primary hepatic carcinoids are rare tumors that are often diagnosed at a locally advanced stage. Their primary nature can only be ascertained after thorough investigations and long-term follow-up to exclude another primary origin. As with secondary neuroendocrine liver tumors, surgical resection remains the mainstay of therapy. Despite their large size and(More)
Human alveolar echinococcosis is a rare parasitic disease caused by larvae of the tapeworm E. multilocularis that colonizes the intestines of foxes. The disease predominantly affects the liver and mimics slow growing liver cancer. With a mere 13 reports coming mostly from southern rural regions Belgium has so far been spared from the disease. However(More)
A patient with obstructive Brunner's gland hyperplasia presenting as an annular duodenal stricture is reported. Surgical biopsy was required to obtain a tissue specific diagnosis and obstruction was relieved by performing a Roux-en-Y duodenojejunostomy. Brunner's gland hyperplasia poses a diagnostic challenge. Conservative management is usually adequate(More)
A patient with a history of surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy 2 1/2 years previously for Dukes C colonic adenocarcinoma was diagnosed with a focal liver lesion on follow-up examinations. Ultrasound and computed tomography scan revealed a 3.8 cm soft tissue mass. Positron emission tomography scan showed intense uptake, corroborating the diagnosis of a(More)
The creation of an intrahepatic portosystemic shunt using an expandable stent introduced by a transjugular route constitutes an alternative to surgical shunts for the management of portal hypertension. A 61-year-old woman with Child C cryptogenic cirrhosis and acute variceal bleeding presented a massive haemoperitoneum due to a tear at the portal vein(More)