Yann Geffroy

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PURPOSE To evaluate performance of increased bowel-wall attenuation on unenhanced 64-section multidetector computed tomographic (CT) images for diagnosing bowel-wall ischemia in patients with mechanical small-bowel obstruction (SBO) and to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of multidetector CT in detecting small-bowel ischemia complicating SBO, with surgical(More)
Acute gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding remains an important cause of emergency hospital admissions, with substantial related morbidity and mortality. Bleeding may relate to the upper or lower GI tract, with the dividing anatomic landmark between these two regions being the ligament of Treitz. The widespread availability of endoscopic equipment has had an(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate the incidence of pulmonary cement embolism (PCE) after vertebroplasty in procedures performed under real-time computed tomographic (CT) fluoroscopy guidance. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 85 vertebroplasties were performed in 51 consecutive patients (31 women, 20 men; mean age, 71.9 y; range, 48-92 y) in 51 sessions.(More)
The elastic properties of the rectal wall have been studied in 16 normal adults (group I) and in 24 patients with ulcerative colitis, during a nonactive (13 cases, group II) or an active period (11 cases, group III). The rectal intraluminal pressures after accommodation to the distension were significantly higher in group III than in groups I and II. These(More)
A pancreatic somatostatinoma metastatized to the liver was detected in a 70-yr-old woman presenting with chronic diarrhea, steatorrhea, pancreatic insufficiency, diabetes mellitus, and achlorhydria. At immunocytochemistry, most tumor cells stored both somatostatin and calcitoninlike substances. Chromatography of acid extracts of the tumor on G50 Sephadex(More)
BACKGROUND Preoperative imaging for suspected acute appendicitis (AA), such as ultrasonography (US), was shown to improve diagnostic accuracy and patient outcomes. Criteria for diagnosis of AA by US are well established and reliable. In previous studies, US assessments were always performed by skilled radiologist physicians. However, a radiologist and(More)