Véronique Delugeau

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Despite advances in imaging techniques rare or atypical liver lesions still pose a diagnostic challenge. In many centres percutaneous fine needle aspiration cytology or biopsy is routinely performed in order to obtain a definitive diagnosis. However because of the risk of tumour seeding along the needle tract this attitude may jeopardize the patient's(More)