Valérie Lacroix

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PURPOSE The aim of this study was to validate a gradient-based segmentation method for GTV delineation on FDG-PET in NSCLC through surgical specimen, in comparison with threshold-based approaches and CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ten patients with stage I-II NSCLC were prospectively enrolled. Before lobectomy, all patients underwent contrast enhanced CT and(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of cryopreserved arterial homografts for management of prosthetic graft infection. Between October 1992 and July 1998, 90 patients (84 men) with a mean age of 64 years from six different hospitals were treated for prosthesis infection by in situ replacement using a cryopreserved arterial(More)
BACKGROUND This was a prospective single-center study to assess and analyze cerebral embolization resulting from carotid artery stenting with neuroprotective filter devices in patients considered as poor surgical candidates for surgical carotid endarterectomy. METHODS Fifty-three consecutive patients with an internal carotid artery stenosis were treated(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the risk of new ischemic cerebral lesions after carotid endarterectomy and carotid stenting and their clinical significance. METHODS Prospective and non-randomized single-center study including 121 patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic significant carotid stenosis. 60 patients were treated by surgery and 61 treated by carotid(More)
In the context of patient-specific cardiovascular applications, hemodynamics models (going from 3D to 0D) are often limited to a part of the arterial tree. This restriction implies the set up of artificial interfaces with the remaining parts of the cardiovascular system. In particular, the inlet boundary condition is crucial: it supplies the impulsion to(More)
BACKGROUND Bicuspid aortic valve regurgitation can be caused by a defect in the valve itself or by dysfunction of one or more components of the aortic root complex. A successful repair thus requires correction of all aspects of the problem simultaneously. We review our experience addressing both the valve and the aortic root when correcting bicuspid valve(More)
BACKGROUND Bilateral internal thoracic arteries (BITA) demonstrated superiority over other grafts to the left coronary system in terms of patency and survival benefit. Several BITA configurations are proposed for left-sided myocardial revascularization, but the ideal BITA assemblage is still unidentified. METHODS AND RESULTS From 03/2003 to 08/2006, 1297(More)
The aim of this study is to compare measurement of stump pressure (SP) and somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEP) made during carotid surgery as criteria upon which to base the decision whether or not to use a shunt. We included 288 patients who underwent for carotid surgery under general anaesthesia. We performed 247 endarterectomies with patch closure(More)
PURPOSE To describe combined endovascular and surgical management of a complex aneurysmal aberrant right subclavian artery (RSA). CASE REPORT A 75-year-old obese man with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease was referred for treatment of a 6.8-cm aneurysm of an aberrant right subclavian artery. A stent-graft was deployed in the proximal part of(More)