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Il Giornale di Chirurgia

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098062/history-art-humanity-in-surgery
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G Di Matteo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098061/prostate-cancer-immunotherapy-particularly-in-combination-with-androgen-deprivation-or-radiation-treatment-customized-pharmacogenomic-approaches-to-overcome-immunotherapy-cancer-resistance
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REVIEW
C Alberti
Conventional therapeutic approaches for advanced prostate cancer - such as androgen deprivation, chemotherapy, radiation - come up often against lack of effectiveness because of possible arising of correlative cancer cell resistance and/or inadequate anti-tumor immune conditions. Whence the timeliness of resorting to immune-based treatment strategies including either therapeutic vaccination-based active immunotherapy or anti-tumor monoclonal antibody-mediated passive immunotherapy. Particularly attractive, as for research studies and clinical applications, results to be the cytotoxic T-lymphocyte check point blockade by the use of anti-CTLA-4 and PD-1 monoclonal antibodies, particularly when combined with androgen deprivation therapy or radiation...
September 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098060/gripping-forceps-double-action-for-micro-neurosurgery
#3
V Wierzbicki, A Pesce, R Caruso
Gripping forceps "double action" for microneurosurgery.
September 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098059/laparoscopic-ileocecal-resection-in-acute-and-chronic-presentations-of-crohn-s-disease-a-single-center-experience
#4
G Cocorullo, R Tutino, N Falco, G Salamone, T Fontana, L Licari, G Gulotta
INTRODUCTION: The terminal ileum is the most involved tract in Crohn's disease. The obstruction in this location is the most frequent complication. Acute or chronic presentations can occur. Surgery finds a role in the management of chronic strictures and in acute clinical presentations with complications not improving with conservative therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We investigate the outcome of patients with obstruction of the ileo-cecal bowel tract laparoscopically managed...
September 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098058/repair-of-an-inguinoscrotal-hernia-in-a-patient-with-becker-muscular-dystrophy
#5
F Tatulli, A Caraglia, A Delcuratolo, S Cassano, G S Chetta
INTRODUCTION: Inguinal hernia repairs are routinely performed as outpatient procedures in most patients, whereas a few require admission due to clinical or social peculiarities. Muscular dystrophies are inherited disorders characterized by progressive muscle wasting and weakness. In case of surgery there is no definite recommendation for either general or regional anesthesia. CASE REPORT: This contribution regards a 48 y. o. male patient diagnosed with Becker Muscular Dystrophy by muscle biopsy 10 years earlier...
September 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098057/totally-implantable-catheter-migration-and-its-percutaneous-retrieval-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#6
E Intagliata, F Basile, R Vecchio
Totally subcutaneous intravascular portals have been increasingly used to administer long-term chemotherapy and parental nutrition. The reported complications are rare. Accidental endovascular rupture of a fragment of catheter is one of the most formidable complications of the central vein catheterization. The Authors report a case of deployment of a Port-a-Cath catheter and its percutaneous retrieval. The catheter accidentally detached and migrated from the reservoir of the port-a-cath placed in the left subclavian vein to the right heart cavities through the blood stream...
September 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098056/follow-up-of-multicentric-hcc-according-to-the-mrecist-criteria-role-of-320-row-ct-with-semi-automatic-3d-analysis-software-for-evaluating-the-response-to-systemic-therapy
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M Telegrafo, G Dilorenzo, G Di Giovanni, I Cornacchia, A A Stabile Ianora, I Cornacchia, A A Stabile Ianora, G Angelelli, M Moschetta
AIM: To evaluate the role of 320-detector row computed tomography (MDCT) with 3D analysis software in follow up of patients affected by multicentric hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated with systemic therapy by using modified response evaluation criteria in solid tumors (mRECIST). PATIENTS AND METHODS: 38 patients affected by multicentric HCC underwent MDCT. All exams were performed before and after iodinate contrast material intravenous injection by using a 320-detection row CT device...
September 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098055/nonsurgical-treatment-of-mason-type-ii-radial-head-fractures-in-athletes-a-retrospective-study
#8
M Guzzini, A Vadalà, A Agrò, V Di Sanzo, D Pironi, A Redler, P Serlorenzi, L Proietti, C Civitenga, D Mazza, R M Lanzetti, Andrea Ferretti
OBJECTIVE: The best treatment for moderately displaced radial head fractures (Mason type II) still remains controversial. In cases of isolated fractures, there is no evidence that a fragment displacement of ≥ 2 mm gives poor results in conservatively treated fractures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 52 patients (31M, 21F) affected by an isolated Mason type II fracture, treated with a long arm cast for two weeks between 2008 and 2013. All patients had practiced sports before being injured...
September 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098054/long-term-esophageal-motility-changes-after-thyroidectomy-associations-with-aerodigestive-disorders
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G Scerrino, A Inviati, S Di Giovanni, N C Paladino, S Di Giovanni, N C Paladino, V Di Paola, C Raspanti, G I Melfa, F Cupido, S Mazzola, C Porrello, S Bonventre, G Gullotta
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing thyroidectomy often complain aerodigestive disorders. In a previous study we showed the associations between voice impairment and proximal acid reflux, swallowing impairment and Upper Esophageal Sphyncter (UES) incoordination and the decrease in UES pressure in thirty-six patients observed before and soon afterwards uncomplicated thyroidectomy. This study investigated the state of post-thyroidectomy esophageal motility changes and its associations with these disorders after 18-24 months...
September 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460206/supergiant-fecaloma-as-manifestation-of-chronic-constipation
#10
G Currò, C Lazzara, S Latteri, M Bartolotta, G Navarra
Fecaloma is common in patients with damage to the autonomic nervous system in the large bowel associated with Chagas disease (inflammatory and neoplastic) or Hirschprung's disease, in psychiatric patients and, more commonly, in elderly patients suffering with chronic constipation. Symptoms of fecaloma are usually nonspecific. Clinical examination can give the appearance of an abdominal tumor. Most cases of fecaloma are treated conservatively with digital evacuation and enemas. In severe and unremitting cases, surgery is required to prevent significant complications...
January 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460205/cyanoacrylate-sealant-compared-to-fibrin-glue-in-staple-line-reinforcement-during-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-pilot-prospective-observational-study
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G Martines, R Digennaro, M De Fazio, P Capuano
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) is associated with serious complications, such as staple line leaks and bleeding. This paper presents a novel approach aimed at the successful consolidation of the suture by the use of the cyanoacrylate, here compared to the use of fibrin glue. Fifty consecutive patients, recruited from October 2015 to March 2016, were submitted to laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy by standardized surgical technique. The staple line was reinforced with cyanoacrylate or fibrin glue. There were no post-operative complications and no operative time prolongation...
January 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460204/agenesis-of-the-internal-carotid-artery-a-family-pathology
#12
F M Perla, G Carbotta, D Di Nardo, M D'Avanzo, M C Colaiacomo, C Di Biasi, L Falvo, S Carbotta, A Maturo, F Tartaglia, L Tromba
The internal carotid artery agenesis is a rare malformation disorder. We report the case of a 12-year-old boy suffering migraine, who had presented an episode featuring amaurosis fugax, spontaneously regressed. CT angiography images show hypoplasia of the left common carotid artery with loss of opacification of the left internal carotid artery consistent to agenesis. Moreover CT scans through the skull base demonstrate absence of left petrous carotid canal and an hypertrophic left middle cerebral artery originating from an aberrant artery arising from the right cavernous carotid...
January 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460203/deep-ssi-after-mesh-mediated-groin-hernia-repair-management-and-outcome-in-an-emergency-surgery-department
#13
G Salamone, L Licari, G Augello, S Campanella, N Falco, R Tutino, G Cocorullo, R Gullo, C Raspanti, P De Marco, C Porrello, G Profita, G Gulotta
AIM: Mesh-mediated groin hernia repair is considered the goldstandard procedure. It has low recurrence rate. Rarely a deep Surgical Site Infection (SSI) is seen when a synthetic prosthesis is used. CASE REPORT: We describe a rare case of bilateral deep SSI after mesh-mediated groin hernia repair. Diagnosis was performed through the physical examination and radiological exams. Microbiological samples identified a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus responsible of the infection...
January 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460202/neoplastic-sigmoid-uterine-fistula-an-exceptional-complication-of-large-intestine-cancer
#14
G Zanghì, V Leanza, R Vecchio, A D'Agati, S Cordova, N M Rinzivillo, M Lodato, G Leanza
Neoplastic sigmoid-uterine fistula is an extremely rare condition because the uterus is a thick and muscular organ. A 74-year-old woman was admitted to the First Aid Station suffering from abdominal pain and foul smelling vaginal discharge. Gynaecological examination showed fecal drainage from the cervical orifice, while the uterus was regular in size but very firm and painful. Ovaries and fallopian tubes were not palpable owing to abdominal tenderness. Ultrasounds reveled inhomogeneous thickening of uterine cavity, without detecting fistula...
January 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460201/deep-sternal-wound-infections-a-severe-complication-after-cardiac-surgery
#15
A Morgante, F Romeo
Sternal Wound Infections (SWI) represent a dangerous complication after cardiac surgery entailing significantly longer hospital stays and worse short-term survival, especially in case of deep infections (DSWI) with the onset of osteomielitis or mediastinitis. The real incidence of SWI can be estimated between 0.25% and 10%; among the risk factors for sternal dehiscences after a longitudinal median sternotomy, several experiences underline the role of diabetes as an independent risk factor for post-operative infections, especially in patients affected by COPD with higher BMI...
January 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460200/caecal-leiomyoma-detected-by-whole-body-mri-in-a-patient-with-hodgkin-lymphoma-first-case-report
#16
D Albano, E Sinagra, C Patti, D Narese, A Agrusa, G Di Buono, D Raimondo, M Midiri, R Lagalla, M Galia
INTRODUCTION: Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL) is one of the most curable malignant diseases. Modern treatments, like the combined radiochemotherapy and stem cell transplantation, have increased the number of malignant disease survivors. However, HL survivors are at risk of long-term effects, including the development of solid tumors. Secondary neoplasms are a major cause of late morbidity and mortality following treatment for HL. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a male patient, treated for HL by chemotherapy, who developed a large leiomyoma of the cecum one year after the treatment...
January 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460199/lymph-node-assessment-in-colorectal-cancer-surgery-laparoscopic-versus-open-techniques
#17
G Balducci, M G Sederino, R Laforgia, G Carbotta, M Minafra, A Delvecchio, S Fedele, A Tromba, F Carbone, N Palasciano
AIM: The aim of our study is to compare the outcomes of laparoscopic resection (LR) and open resection (OR) for colorectal cancer surgery evaluating lymph node assessment. It may be important to remove and examine an adequate number of lymph nodes because a more extensive nodal resection has been associated to higher survival rate and lower recurrences. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 150 patients (74 females and 76 males) with colorectal cancer were enrolled and analyzed from January 2006 to March 2010 in our Unit...
January 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460198/23-hour-observation-endocrine-neck-surgery-lessons-learned-from-a-case-series-of-over-1700-patients
#18
C Raspanti, C Porrello, G Augello, A Dafnomili, G Rotolo, A Randazzo, N Falco, T Fontana, R Tutino, G Gulotta
Although the surgical procedures concerning the thyroid and the parathyroid glands are considered safe, the possible occurrence of complications (mainly hematoma and hypocalcemia) limit the short stay surgery. At our institution a 23-hour-surgery with overnight hospital stay for endocrine neck surgical procedures was introduced since 2004. The present case series analyses the institutional results. Over 1913 endocrine neck surgery procedures, 1730 patients (90,2%) were managed according to this model. Among these patients, 92 suffered from hypocalcemia, 12 from airways obstruction due to the hematoma, 5 from bilateral nerve palsy...
January 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460197/the-non-surgical-management-for-hemorrhoidal-disease-a-systematic-review
#19
REVIEW
G Cocorullo, R Tutino, N Falco, L Licari, G Orlando, T Fontana, C Raspanti, G Salamone, G Scerrino, G Gallo, M Trompetto, G Gulotta
The non-surgical treatments for hemorrhoids are cost and time-saving techniques usually performed in patients suffering early hemorrhoidal disease. The most used are rubber band ligation (RBL), injection sclerotherapy (IS), and infrared coagulation (IRC). We performed a systematic review in order to evaluate: do these procedures really help to avoid further more aggressive treatments? What are the common harms? What are the rare harms? How many recurrences there are? A total of 21 RCTs were included in this review: 12 on RBL, 4 on IRC and 5 on IS...
January 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350979/27%C3%A2-congresso-chirurgia-dell-apparato-digerente
#20
G Di Matteo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
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