4,702 results match your criteria Annali italiani di chirurgia[Journal]


Laparoscopic repair of incisional hernia. Risk factors for the conversion.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 Apr 28;7. Epub 2018 Apr 28.

Introduction: Some factors may affect the conversion to open of the laparoscopic treatment of incisional hernia. Their presence can help to choose the most appropriate technique identifying patients at high risk conversion.

Methods: A retrospective study has been performed on a cohort of 306 patients, selected among those undergone to elective laparoscopic surgery for post incisional hernia between 2005 and 2015. Read More

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A rare case of epithelioid hemangiothelioma of the quadriceps.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 Jul 12;7. Epub 2018 Jul 12.

Hemangioendotelioma is a group of rare vascular tumors with border-line behavior. They may involve internal organs, limbs, bones and soft tissue. The histological variant epitheliod hemangiothelioma is locally aggressive and has metastatic potential. Read More

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Acellular dermal matrix for breast reconstruction after surgery for giant dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 Jul 12;7. Epub 2018 Jul 12.

Introduction: Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a rare neoplasm that exceptionally can affect the breast, always originating from skin and dermis, so imposing large sacrifice of skin. Only few cases have been reported of intraparenchymal DFS. We describe a unique case of giant intraparenchymal DFS that required removal of all the gland and reconstructive surgery. Read More

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July 2018
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Laparoscopic surgery with total mesocolic excision in colon cancer. A systematic review of the literature.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 Jun 26;7. Epub 2018 Jun 26.

Purpose: Nowadays, there is no standardization in surgical procedures for treatment of colon cancer. Since its introduction, laparoscopic surgery has gained increasing interest in colorectal surgery and it is now performed worldwide for treatment of colon cancer. Following the concept of total mesocolic excision introduced by Heald in 1988 in order to reduce local recurrence after surgical treatment of mid/low rectal tumors, the idea of complete removal of the mesocolon mesocolic envelope has been developed also for colon cancer, has evolved longtime and complete mesocolic excision has been recently adopted as the optimal approach for colon cancer. Read More

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Negative pressure treatment for improvement of surgical wounds after circumferential thigh lift.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 Jun 18;7. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

Background: The circumferential thigh lift (CTL) with vertical scar is a more extensive and effective procedure compared to the traditional lift, but the scar is not aequally concealed. Negative pressure treatment (NPT) is considered to have a beneficial effect on the physiological process of wound healing and early scar formation. A comparison study was therefore carried out in order to evaluate the effect of NPT on scar quality. Read More

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Cystic intestinal pneumatosis of the small gut: Etiopathogenesis and review of literature.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 Mar 19;7. Epub 2018 Mar 19.

Cystic intestinal pneumatosis (CIP) is the presence of gas bubbles inside the wall of the intestine. In literature it has been reported to be associated with a variety of clinical conditions such as: superior mesenteric ischemia, intestinal perforation, bowel necrosis, infections which can cause mucosal alterations and therefore increasing its permeability, necrotizing enterocolitis in babies, trauma, intestinal obstruction, autoimmune and pulmonary pathologies. Its presence is usually documented by radiological techniques such as abdominal X-ray, CT scan and endoscopy and are usually characterized by the typical pattern of gas bubbles in the wall of the intestine. Read More

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A comparative study of two techniques in the treatment of condyloma acuminata.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 Jun 14;7. Epub 2018 Jun 14.

Objectives: Condyloma acuminata (CA) is mainly caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) types 6 and 11. Clinicians use many different methods to treat analcondyloma acuminate ( CA). In this study, we aimed to compare electrocautery ablation (ECA) and argon plasma coagulation (APC) techniques in terms of postoperative bleeding, pain, scar development, loss of sexual sensation, and recurrence rates. Read More

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June 2018
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Is partial thickness excision in TAMIS without defect suture safe for benign rectal lesions?

Ann Ital Chir 2018 ;89:177-181

Background: One of the minimally invasive methods used in the surgical treatment of large-based polypoid lesions located in the rectum is transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS). This method, which relieves patients from the severe morbidities of invasive surgical procedures, is performed in both malign (T1-T2) and benign lesions. Difficulty of suturation after TAMIS emerges as the most important factor to prolong the procedure. Read More

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January 2018

Breast cancer and gastrointestinal metastasis. A case report and review of the literature.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 ;89:153-156

Introduction: Invasive lobular cancer (ILC) is the second most common type of a heterogeneous group of different histological types of invasive breast carcinoma. Breast cancer can metastatize anywhere, the most common sites are bones, liver, lungs and brain. Gastrointestinal tract (GI) metastases observed in autopsy studies account for about 6% to 18% of the overall metastases from breast cancer. Read More

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January 2018
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Do combined otoplasty techniques really improve the surgical outcomes for prominent ear correction in adult patients?

Ann Ital Chir 2018 ;89:157-161

Objective: Prominent Ear is a genetic malformation of the human ear. It occurs due to malformation of cartilage during primitive ear development in intrauterine life. Multiple surgical techniques for the correction of protruding ears have been described which include: incisions, sutures, and cartilage scoring, isolated or in combination. Read More

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January 2018
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Evolution in the surgical management of hemorrhoidal disease.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 ;89:101-106

Hemorrhoidal disease is a very common condition requiring surgical management in approximately 10% of cases. Despite its long history and high prevalence, we are still trying to identify the best treatment. Earlier surgical approaches were soon abandoned and now only detain an historic significance. Read More

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January 2018

Endoscopic versus surgical treatment for a rare form of gallstone ileus: Bouveret's syndrome. Two case reports and review of the literature.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 ;89:162-167

Background: Bouveret's syndrome is a gastric outlet obstruction due to a gallstone impacted in the duodenal lumen or in the stomach via a bilioenteric fistula. It's the rarest form of gallstone ileus, with few cases reported in medical literature. Typically, this condition affects elderly people and causes high morbidity and mortality rates. Read More

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January 2018

The accuracy of endorectal ultrasonography and high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging for restaging rectal cancer after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 ;89:168-176

Aim: Endorectal ultrasonography (ERUS) and high-resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging (HR-MRI) are two frequently used techniques for the preoperative staging of rectal cancer to offer proper neoadjuvant or surgical treatment. Because tumor restaging after neoadjuvant therapy using ERUS and HR-MRI remains challenging the aim of this study is to determine which of the two imaging methods used in restaging rectal cancer has the highest accuracy.

Material And Methods: We included patients with rectal cancer who underwent ERUS and HR-MRI scans before and after neoadjuvant chemo-radiotherapy (n-CRT). Read More

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January 2018

Does the status of surgical resident compared to that of consultant have an impact on patient's satisfaction over the informed consent process?

Ann Ital Chir 2018 ;89:182-189

Objective: The informed consent process is a fundamental element of best practice in the surgical patient's care. The aim of the present study is to investigate the value of informed consent from the patient's perspective in a Teaching Hospital. In particular, the role of the Residents within this process is analyzed to compare their performance with that of Consultants. Read More

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January 2018

Centrally located small unifocal hepatocellular carcinoma between minor conservative liver resection and major hepatectomy. Case reports.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 ;89:128-137

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the leading cancer in the world, susceptible to potentially curative liver resection (LR) in selected cases. Centrally located HCC (CL-HCC) are sited in central liver segments and may require complex LR because of their relationship to major vascular and biliary structures and deep parenchymal location. Even though extended segment-oriented resections are recommended for oncological reasons, more conservative LR may be indicated in patients with cirrhosis to preserve an adequate function of the future remnant liver (FRL). Read More

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January 2018

Intestinal perforation due to typhoid fever in Karamoja (Uganda).

Ann Ital Chir 2018 ;89:138-148

Introduction: This is a retrospective analysis of patients operated for typhoid perforation, aiming to analyze epidemiology, clinical-diagnostic and therapeutic aspects, mortality and prognosis.

Methods: 47 patients were operated at Matany Hospital from 2010 to 2016. We examined clinical files to collect data. Read More

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January 2018

Comparison of Flavonoids and Centella asiatica for the treatment of chronic anal fissure. A randomized clinical trial.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 May 28;7. Epub 2018 May 28.

Aims: We aim to test and compare the effects of Flavonoids (Fs) and Centella asiatica (Ca), and the traditional treatment to find out which best deals with healing time, bleeding and pain in the treatment of chronic Anal Fissure (AF). Materials of Study: 98 outpatients were divided randomly into treated (either Fs or Ca) and control group. The control group (Group C, n=32) received the traditional treatment along with the other two subgroups which were treated, additionally, with Fs (Group A, n=30) or Ca (Group B, n=36). Read More

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Acetaminophen Reduces acute and persistent incisional pain after hysterectomy.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 May 15;7. Epub 2018 May 15.

Objective: Acetaminophen is effective for acute surgical pain, but whether it reduces persistent incision pain remains unknown. We tested the primary hypothesis that patients given perioperative acetaminophen have less incisional pain three months after surgery. Our secondary hypotheses were that patients randomized to acetaminophen have less postoperative pain and analgesic consumption, and better functional recovery at three months. Read More

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May 2018
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Adenocarcinoma arising in a rectal duplication cyst with distant metastasis A case report and a review of the recent literature.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 Apr 23;7. Epub 2018 Apr 23.

Introduction: Rectal duplication cysts are rare cystic lesions, arising from the hindgut and classified as congenital/developmental tumors of the presacral space. Their clinical presentation is nonspecific, the diagnosis remains difficult and their management is aided by a multidisciplinary evaluation.

Case Report: We report the case of a 55-year-old woman with a cystic mass located in the retrorectal space and identified incidentally on a CT scan. Read More

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Metastasis from pancreatic adenocarcinoma to the cheekbone.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 May 8;7. Epub 2018 May 8.

Skeletal metastasis by pancreatic adenocarcinoma are infrequent, and those located in the craniofacial region are very rare. We report the case of a 63-year-old Caucasian woman with a metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreatic head previously treated with surgery and chemotherapy presenting a skeletal metastasis in the left cheekbone 5 years after primary treatment. No other similar cases have been previously described. Read More

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A case of symptomatic popliteal vein aneurysm.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 Apr 20;7. Epub 2018 Apr 20.

We describe a case of a 44 year-old man with a subcutaneous swelling in the left popliteal fossa. The patient complained pain posteriorly to the left knee since several months and presented with a saccular aneurysm of the left popliteal vein (PVA) with reflux clearly evidenced at duplex ultrasound scan (DUS), but in absence of thrombus inside and without clinical signs of embolism. The patient was treated surgically by aneurysmectomy with lateral venorrhaphy according to Aldridge technique and a duplex ultrasound scan after six months revealed a complete patency of the left popliteal vein. Read More

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April 2018
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Granular cell tumour of the tongue treated by radiofrequency ablation.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 Apr 23;7. Epub 2018 Apr 23.

Aim: To report on a case of granular cell tumour occurring in the tongue surgically removed by surgical radiofrequency, with histological examination.

Material Of Study: Discussion on the clinico-pathological characteristics of the granular cell tumour and the surgical treatment by surgical radiofrequency: the differential diagnosis is also discussed.

Results: Histological examination is mandatory for the final diagnosis. Read More

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April 2018
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Blunt abdominal trauma following gunshot wound Case report and literature review.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 Apr 20;7. Epub 2018 Apr 20.

Blunt abdominal trauma following gunshot wound. Case report and literature review Introduction: Similarly to blast weapons, every firearm produces explosion at the moment of shooting, which can cause injuries in every region of the body. The aim of this paper is to present the mechanism of blunt abdominal injury following gunshot wounds, bringing this uncommon disease to the clinicians' attention and to review the literature available. Read More

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April 2018
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Maxillary sinus mucocele with orbital complications.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 Apr 9;7. Epub 2018 Apr 9.

Introduction: Maxillary sinus mucocele is an unusual clinic entity (incidence of 3-10%), represented by mucous secretion lined by respiratory stratified pavemented epithelium and its origin is mainly secondary to infections, inflammations, surgery, trauma or neoplasia.

Case Report: We present a case of maxillary sinus mucocele. Subject of the study is a 74 aged patient referring positive anamnesis for nasal cavity surgery. Read More

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April 2018
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The V-Y flap technique in complicated and recurrent pilonidal sinus disease.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 ;89:66-69

Object Ves: This study presents early and long term (5 years) outcome of 61 complicated pilonidal sinus disease cases undergoing V-Y advancement flap method together with the literature data.

Method: Data of 336 patients undergoing surgery for pilonidal sinus disease between 2008 and 2012 were retrospectively analyzed. Patients with defect size ≥ 10 cm, and more than one subcutaneous sinus tunnels were assumed to have complicated pilonidal sinus disease. Read More

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January 2018
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Oxidative stress and DNA damage due to one-lung ventilation.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 ;89:24-29

Aim: One-lung ventilation (OLV) is an anesthesia technique used to provide visualization in thoracoscopic lung surgeries and increase surgical site visibility during operation. In OLV, atelectasis occurs and blood from the lung participates in circulation without receiving oxygen. We designed a prospective study on patients we implemented surgery in order to research whether OLV leads to oxidative stress and DNA damage or not. Read More

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January 2018
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Pulmonary aspiration in adjustable gastric banding carriers undergoing a second surgical procedure. Considerations on personal experience and review of the literature.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 ;89:45-50

Background: The observation of a relatively high number of pulmonary aspirations (PA) among gastric band (GB) carriers undergoing a second surgery, prompted us to modify our strategy for GB patients candidate to further operation under general anesthesia.

Material Of Study And Results: In January 2013, following the occurrence of PA at the induction of general anesthesia in 1 GB carrier undergoing a further operation, we reviewed our Data Base between January 2005 and 2013, to explore the rate of pulmonary aspiration in patients GB carriers undergoing a second surgery. Considering the rate (3/172 - 1. Read More

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January 2018
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Management of non-vascular complications following renal transplantation using percutaneous approach.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 ;89:86-91

Objective: Non-vascular complications following renal transplantation can cause graft failure. In this study, we present our two-year experience with percutaneous treatment for non-vascular complications following renal transplantation.

Patients And Methods: A total of 30 patients who underwent percutaneous radiological treatment between March 2014 and July 2016 were included in the study. Read More

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January 2018
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Does digestive symptoms require esophago gastroscopy prior to bariatric procedure? Assessment of 6 years' experience.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 ;89:36-44

Aim: Performance of routine preoperative esophagogastroduodenal endoscopy (EGE) in patients undergoing bariatric surgery is still a controversial subject. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the benefits of performing preoperative EGE in a cohort of bariatric patients.

Material And Methods: The present retrospective study was performed between March 2010 and June 2016. Read More

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January 2018
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Ureterocele fenestration with holmium laser in neonates.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 ;89:81-85

Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of holmium-laser fenestration of intravesical ureteroceles in neonatal period.

Material And Method: We retrospectively analyzed the results of the holmium-laser puncture in ten neonates with intravesical ureterocele, between September 2013 and September 2016. Laser probe was placed through the cystoscope to the lowest and medial portion of the ureterocele, near the bladder floor. Read More

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January 2018
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Infective complications after free flaps reconstruction in patients affected by head and neck cancer Our experience on 77 cases.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 ;89:62-65

Aim: The success rates of free flaps in patients undergoing head and neck cancer (HNC) surgery are very high (95%- 97%) but the development of a surgical site infection (SSI) can put flap viability at risk. The aim of our study is to identify the risk factors for SSI in patients undergo free flaps reconstruction after head and neck cancer removal.

Material Of Study: Seventyseven patients (44 male and 33 female) from April 2006 to April 2015 admitted at the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery of the University of Naples "Federico II" were included in this study. Read More

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January 2018
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Necrotizing fasciitis. Possible profiles of professional liability with reference to two cases.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 ;89:70-74

Necrotizing fasciitis is one of the most dangerous complication of an abscess and it is still a disease with a high mortality. In this work, we decided to consider two cases: the first one concerns a male subject, aged 66, deceased because of a fatal necrotizing fasciitis associated to a cervical descending mediastinitis, which evolved from a primary peritonsillar abscess; the second is about a 50-year-old woman with a perineal abscess, then evolved into necrotizing fasciitis associated to a fatal septis shock. After a systematic consideration of necrotizing fasciitis as pathology and an analysis of the possible related risks to a diagnostic or therapeutic delay, we analyzed the particular history of both cases to underline the possible critical issues in professional behavior of the medical staff intervened. Read More

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January 2018
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Comparison of the ultrasound-guided tru-cut biopsy with postoperative histopathology results in patients with breast mass.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 ;89:30-35

Aim: We aimed to compare the tru-cut biopsy and postoperative pathology results of breast lesions with suspicion of malignancy. Furthermore we aimed to determine the efficacy, specificity and sensitivity of the tru-cut biopsy.

Methodology: 140 patients who were operated due to breast mass following tru-cut biopsy were retrospectively evaluated. Read More

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January 2018
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The correlation between laboratory markers and computed tomography severity index in acute appendicitis.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 ;89:56-61

A M: This study aimed to evaluate and to investigate the association of some laboratory markers with the stage of the acute appendicitis.

Mater Al And Methods: The hematological parameters (white blood cell count, red cell distribution width, platellet distribution width, mean corpuscular volume, and mean platelet volume values) and tomography scans of 200 patients who admitted to the emergency department with abdominal pain were retrospectively reviewed. Computed tomography grading about the severity of the cases was carried out by two radiologists, as grade 0 for normal appendix to grade 3 for perforated appencities. Read More

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January 2018
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Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in outpatient repair of inguinal hernia.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 ;89:75-80

Purpose: Nausea and vomiting are among the most frequent complications following anesthesia and surgery. Due to anesthesia seems to be primarily responsible for post operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in Day Surgery facilities, the aim of the study is to evaluate how different methods of anesthesia could modify the onset of postoperative nausea and vomiting in a population of patients undergoing inguinal hernia repair.

Methods: Ninehundredten patients, aged between 18 and 87 years, underwent open inguinal hernia repair. Read More

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January 2018
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Jaw bones regeneration using mesenchymal stem cells. A single-center experience.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 ;89:20-23

Purpose: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC), which are multipotent stromal cells, are considered to be a promising resource in tissue engineering and tissue regeneration. MSCs have been used to generate new maxillary bone with clinically successful results. The aim of this study was to determine the role of MSC in bone regeneration procedures in patients with benign maxillary lesions. Read More

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January 2018
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Aspetti deontologici e giuridici della Responsabilità professionale del chirurgo in Italia. Evoluzione storica a partire dal '900.

Authors:
Nicola Picardi

Ann Ital Chir 2018 ;89:1-19

È pleonastico ricordare che ogni individuo raziocinante delle essere responsabile delle sue azioni: deve agire con la coscienza degli scopi che si propone evitando possibili conseguenze negative dei suoi atti. In ambito medico questo tipo di responsabilità è codificata con le norme della "deontologia". Per secoli l'arte terapeutica è stata praticata da individui dotati di una particolare vocazione ed una particolare cultura acquisita da Maestri dell'arte ancor prima che dalla propria esperienza, con nozioni di erboristeria e di elementari conoscenze anatomiche e di fisiologia, circondati da un'aura sacerdotale e da un rispetto derivante dal timore e dall'ammirazione per il coraggio e auspicabilmente dai successi, e facendo riferimento nell'occidente mediterraneo alle regole operative fissate nel Giuramento di Ippocrate, di significato tra il sacro ed il deontologico. Read More

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January 2018
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Factors affecting mortality in patients with splenic injuries.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 ;89:51-55

there are not a sufficient number investigating the factors in splenic injuries influencing mortality. In this study, we aimed to investigate the factors affecting mortality in splenic injuries.

Materials And Methods: All 237 patients with splenic injury between 2005 to 2014 were retrospectively analyzed. Read More

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January 2018
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Rosuvastatin administered intraperitoneally reduces the formation of postoperative adhesions in rats.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 ;89:95-100

Objectives: The purpose of the present experimental research was to assess the efficacy of intraperitoneal administration of rosuvastatin in preventing the formation of postoperative peritoneal adhesions.

Material And Method: Peritoneal adhesions were induced in 120 male rats of the Wistar-Bratislava breed, divided into 4 groups (n=30), using a parietal and visceral abrasion model. Group I was designated as the control group; in the case of group II, a saline solution was administered intraperitoneally, while in the case of groups III and IV, rosuvastatin solution with a concentration of 10 mg/kg and 5 mg/kg, respectively, was administered in a single dose, during laparotomy. Read More

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January 2018
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Propofol: a safe anaesthetic drug in experimental cardiac surgery in rabbits.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 ;89:92-94

Ackground: Experimental surgery needs a pharmacological approach that can interfere with cardiac function.

Case Report: In a animal model of regenerative medicine of myocardium we use an anaesthesiological protocol that included Propofol, a benzodiazepine (Midazolam) and an alpha-2 adrenergic agent.

Results: In a group of 15 rabbits undergoing cardiac surgery we reported 1 arrhythmic complication during stem cell injection. Read More

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January 2018
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Primary basosquamous carcinoma of the lower eyelid with ocular invasion A case report.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 Mar 26;7. Epub 2018 Mar 26.

Introduction: Ocular invasion is extremely rare for a primary eyelid Basosquamous Carcinoma (BSC). It can however occur in neglected cases if the clinical signs are overseen and the BSC is misdiagnosed for a less aggressive skin carcinoma.

Materials And Methods: A 58-year-old man suffering from an inferior eyelid BSC that had been neglected for 7 years was referred to our clinic. Read More

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March 2018
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Primary acquired Grynfeltt Hernia: two new cases and literature review.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 Mar 5. Epub 2018 Mar 5.

Aim: We report two cases of the very rare Primary Acquired Grynfeltt Hernia. The related abdominal wall defects were repaired, by open surgery, placing a partially absorbable plug and mesh. The observation and management of these two new cases prompted us to review the literature with the purpose of suggesting the most appropriate surgical approach and technique. Read More

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March 2018
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Factors affecting mortality in elderly patients who underwent surgery for gastric cancer.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 Mar 5;7. Epub 2018 Mar 5.

Aim: The aim of this study was to determine factors affecting overall mortality in patients over 60 years of age who underwent surgery for gastric cancer in our clinic.

Material And Methods: Data on histopathological diagnosis (tumor size, lymph node status, and number), pathological stage, serum albumin level, tumor markers, complete blood count, and demographic information of 109 patients over 60 years of age who had surgery for gastric cancer between January 2011 and July 2016 were obtained retrospectively from the patient files. In addition, the survival status of all patients were examined and recorded. Read More

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March 2018
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Desmoid tumor of the abdominal wall A case report and literature review.

Ann Ital Chir 2017 Nov 20;6. Epub 2017 Nov 20.

Background: Desmoid tumor is a rare soft tissues neoplasia characterized by local invasiveness and by a tendency towards local recurrence although not towards metastasization.

Discussion: Etiology is not clear. Desmoid tumors originate from the monoclonal proliferation of one mesenchymal cell and develop in the context of fascial, muscular and aponeurotic tissue. Read More

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November 2017
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Incidental thyroid carcinoma in patients with TIR1, TIR2 and TIR3 FNA.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 ;89:113-117

Aim: The aim of our study was to evaluate the presence of incidental differentiated thyroid carcinomas, at final histological examination, in patients undergoing thyroidectomy or lobectomy for presumed benign pathology or in those with cytological diagnosis of indeterminate nodules (TIR3).

Material Of Study: 457 patients who underwent surgery for benign disease and 179 patients with indeterminate FNA were included in our study.

Results: 77 out of 457 patients had the diagnosis of differentiated thyroid carcinoma. Read More

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January 2018
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Laparoscopic appendectomy for the treatment of acute appendicitis: a single center experience.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 Jan 31;7. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Aim: The aim of our study is to compare the pre, intra- and post-operative variables of the two surgical techniques, to demonstrate if laparoscopic appendectomy can be considered safer and associated to better outcome.

Material Of Study: A retrospective analysis of 175 patients has been carried out. Alvarado score, time of surgery, analgesic therapy and length of hospital stay calculated. Read More

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January 2018
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Small bowel transanal evisceration mimicking a rectal prolapse. A case report and review of literature.

Ann Ital Chir 2017 Nov 20;6. Epub 2017 Nov 20.

Transanal intestinal evisceration is a very uncommon and dramatic occurrence, linked most frequently to rectal prolapse rupture or, very rarely, to traumatic pathology. The Authors describe a case of a 74-year-old female patient who required urgent hospital admission because of a seemingly strangulated rectal prolapse. During surgical preparation the protruding mass was recognized as small bowel loops herniating from the anus. Read More

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November 2017
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Treatment of colorectal injuries in the civil war and the factors affecting mortality.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 ;89:149-152

Aim: Colorectal injuries are one of the most common causes of mortality in war. Mainstay treatment of these injuries include primary repair or stoma creation.

Methods: Clinical data of the patients were evaluated retrospectively. Read More

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January 2018
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Unexpected findings in the routine histopathological examinations of appendectomy specimens A retrospective analysis of 1,970 patients.

Ann Ital Chir 2017 ;88:519-525

Introduction: Diseases and tumors of the appendix vermiformis are very rare, except for acute appendicitis. This study aimed to examine rare findings in the histopathologic examinations of specimens of patients undergoing appendectomy due to the diagnosis of acute appendicitis.

Methods: The files of 1,970 patients undergoing appendectomy due to the diagnosis of acute appendicitis between March 2012 and March 2016 were retrospectively investigated. Read More

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January 2017
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