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See detailCarcinoid tumor of the appendix: A consecutive series from 1237 appendectomies
Tchana-Sato, Vincent ULg; Detry, Olivier ULg; Polus, Marc ULg et al

in World Journal of Gastroenterology (2006), 12(41), 6699-6701

AIM: To report the experience of the CHU Sart Tilman, University of Liege, Belgium, in the management of appendiceal carinoid tumor. METHODS: A retrospective review of 1237 appendectomies performed in one ... [more ▼]

AIM: To report the experience of the CHU Sart Tilman, University of Liege, Belgium, in the management of appendiceal carinoid tumor. METHODS: A retrospective review of 1237 appendectomies performed in one single centre from January 2000 to May 2004, was undertaken. Analysis of demographic data, clinical presentation, histopathology, operative reports and outcome was presented. RESULTS: Among the 1237 appendectomies, 5 appendiceal carcinoid tumors were identified (0.4%) in 4 male and 1 female patients, with a mean age of 29.2 years (range: 6-82 years). Acute appendicitis was the clinical presentation for all patients. Four patients underwent open appendectomy and one a laparoscopic procedure. One patient was reoperated to complete the excision of mesoappendix. All tumors were located at the tip of the appendix with a mean diameter of 0.6 cm (range: 0.3-1.0 cm). No adjuvant therapy was performed. All patients were alive and disease-free during a mean follow-up of 33 mo. CONCLUSION: Appendiceal carcinoid tumor most often presents as appendicitis. In most cases, it is found incidentally during appendectomies and its diagnosis is rarely suspected before histological examination. Appendiceal carcinoid tumor can be managed by simple appendectomy and resection of the mesoappendix, if its size is <= 1 cm. (C) 2006 The WJG Press. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailComment j'explore ... l'hypertension artérielle par excès de minéralocorticoides
Bovy, Christophe ULg; Delanaye, Pierre ULg; Radermecker, Régis ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2005), 60(4), 255-63

Primary aldosteronism is a rare cause of hypertension. However, its incidence seems to be underestimated. It is important to identify this syndrom since the disease is potentially curable. In the present ... [more ▼]

Primary aldosteronism is a rare cause of hypertension. However, its incidence seems to be underestimated. It is important to identify this syndrom since the disease is potentially curable. In the present paper, we depict different forms of primary aldosteronism as well as the diagnostic procedures. When the diagnosis is suspected (hypertension associated to spontaneous or diuretic-induced hypokaliemia), the more efficient screening test is the determination of the aldosteron/renin ratio. Saline infusion or posture tests can thereafter confirm the diagnosis. Differential diagnosis between bilateral and unilateral forms of primary aldosteronism can be made by CT-scanner and the response of aldosterone to the posture test. Such a complex assessment leads to the identification of patients who can be surgically treated. This treatment consists in a unilateral adrenalectomy which can be realised by laparoscopy. [less ▲]

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See detailClinicopathologic analysis of appendiceal tumors from 1,237 apendectomies
Tchanasato, V.; Laurent, S.; Thiry, Albert ULg et al

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (2005, January), 68(1), 08

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See detailSurgical management of adrenal tumours lessons from a 10 years personal experience
Kotzampassakis, N.; Maweja, Sylvie ULg; Defechereux, Thierry ULg et al

in Acta Chirurgica Belgica (2005), 105

Objective : To review our personal experience of the last 10 years with adrenal surgery in order to define the indications of laparoscopic adrenalectomy (LA) and open adrenalectomy (OA), respectively ... [more ▼]

Objective : To review our personal experience of the last 10 years with adrenal surgery in order to define the indications of laparoscopic adrenalectomy (LA) and open adrenalectomy (OA), respectively. Patients and methods : From November 1993 to June 2003, we performed 105 adrenalectomies on 97 patients (29 males and 68 females). The lesions resected were preoperatively considered non-secreting in 47 cases (45%) and hormonally active in 58 cases (55%). In 78 patients (80%), LA was performed and 84 adrenal glands were resected. In 19 patients (20%), OA was considered the best modality of resection and 21 adrenal glands were resected. The average tumour size was 37.2 mm (range 25-90) in LA group and 82.6 mm (30-260) in the OA group. All the LA were performed using a trans-peritoneal approach. Depending on the particularities of the lesions and of the patients, the OA were performed by anterior or lumbar incisions. Results : There was no mortality. Conversion from LA to open surgery was necessary in two patients. Mean operating time was 110 minutes for LA and 135 minutes for OA. Two (2.6%) patients suffered complications after LA and 4 (19%) after OA. Conclusions : In our experience, trans-peritoneal LA proved to be a safe and reliable procedure for benign adrenal disease. In our institution, it has become the gold standard technique for the resection of adrenal tumours, except for those suspected or proven malignant. [less ▲]

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See detailLe cancer medullaire de la thyroide ou, comment des marqueurs tumoraux et les outils de la genetique autorisent le deploiement de mesures preventives.
Meurisse, Nicolas ULg; Defechereux, Thierry ULg; Hamoir, Etienne ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2003), 58(5), 346-350

Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) arises from parafollicular C cells secreting calcitonin. MTC occurs both as sporadic tumors and as part of specific inherited autosomal dominant syndromes in which point ... [more ▼]

Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) arises from parafollicular C cells secreting calcitonin. MTC occurs both as sporadic tumors and as part of specific inherited autosomal dominant syndromes in which point mutations within a discrete set of RET codons were described. Total thyroidectomy and aggressive neck dissection represents the only chance for cure in the affected patients. Therefore, all patients with thyroid nodular disease should undergo measurement of calcitonin plasma levels to allow preclinical diagnosis of the disease and early appropriate surgery ("secondary prevention"). In case of proband patient for inherited disease, all the family members should be genetically screened to detect the disease gene carriers. Patients with germline mutation would benefit either from earlier surgery at the stage of C-cell hyperplasia or microcarcinoma or prophylactic surgery (total thyroidectomy without neck dissection) (primary prevention) before the onset of any C-cells pathology. The ideal age for performance of such prophylactic surgery is determined by the genotypic features of the disease. [less ▲]

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See detailAxillary artery injury secondary to anterior shoulder dislocation: report of two cases.
MAWEJA, Sylvie ULg; SAKALIHASAN, Natzi ULg; VAN DAMME, Hendrik ULg et al

in Acta Chirurgica Belgica (2002), 102(3), 187-91

Vascular injuries secondary to isolated shoulder dislocation are rare. Unawareness for closed axillary artery trauma by many physicians treating shoulder dislocations, counts often for missed or delayed ... [more ▼]

Vascular injuries secondary to isolated shoulder dislocation are rare. Unawareness for closed axillary artery trauma by many physicians treating shoulder dislocations, counts often for missed or delayed diagnosis. The authors describe two cases that presented with an anterior shoulder dislocation, complicated by a disruption of the axillary artery with subsequent thrombosis. The various pathogenic mechanisms are discussed. The pathognomic triad consists of anterior shoulder dislocation, absent or diminished distal pulse and an axillary protruding hematoma. Prompt surgical arterial repair is mandatory. [less ▲]

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See detailClinical biliary complications after adult liver transplantation: a prospective study
Detry, Olivier ULg; Maweja, Sylvie ULg; Delwaide, Jean ULg et al

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (2000, March), 63(1), 56

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See detailHypnosis with conscious sedation instead of general anaesthesia? Applications in cervical endocrine surgery.
Meurisse, Michel ULg; Defechereux, Thierry ULg; Hamoir, Etienne ULg et al

in Acta Chirurgica Belgica (1999), 99(4), 151-8

Between April 1994 and June 1997, 197 thyroidectomies and 21 cervical explorations for hyperparathyroidism were performed under hypnosedation (HYP) and compared to the operative data and postoperative ... [more ▼]

Between April 1994 and June 1997, 197 thyroidectomies and 21 cervical explorations for hyperparathyroidism were performed under hypnosedation (HYP) and compared to the operative data and postoperative courses of a closely-matched population (n = 121) of patients operated on under general anaesthesia (GA). Conversion from hypnosis to GA was needed in two cases (1%). All surgeons reported better operating conditions for cervicotomy using HYP. All patients having HYP reported a very pleasant experience and had significantly less postoperative pain while analgesic use was significantly reduced in this group. Hospital stay was also significantly shorter, providing a substantial reduction of the medical care costs. The postoperative convalescence was significantly improved after HYP and full return to social or professional activity was significantly shortened. We conclude that HYP is a very efficient technique providing physiological, psychological and economic benefits to the patient. [less ▲]

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