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The case of an infectious aneurysm of the interosseous artery at the right forearm is reported, with presenting symptoms consisting in pain, loss of motor functions and paresthesias. The association of occupational trauma and hematogenous bacterial grafting were the possible etiologic agents. Diagnostic evaluation included ultrasound, Doppler study, CT-scan(More)
A 85-year-old male developed a false, non septic, non anastomotic aneurysm, 20 years after right aorto-femoral Dacron grafting for claudication. On account of the proximity to the femoral anastomosis, and the association with a profunda femoris stenosis, a conventional surgical repair was preferred to an endovascular treatment. The patient underwent a(More)
Neurogenic neoplasms represent approximately 20% of the space-occupying lesions in the mediastinum. They are primary tumors originating from structures belonging to the peripheral or sympathetic nervous system, they are most commonly diagnosed in subjects in the age range between 10 and 30 years. Benign forms are significantly more frequent than malignant(More)
The Authors suggest a training programme for surgeons in post graduates courses. With this object in view, the inguinal hernia repair by Lichtenstein has been chosen as the most suitable one. The training course has been divided into theoretic lessons and surgical practice in the operating theatre, carried out in stages as assistant and then as operating(More)
The purpose of this study was to review our results with axillofemoral by-passes performed for aortoiliac occlusive disease. Fifty patients receiving 51 axillofemoral by-passes from January 1989 to December 1994 were retrospectively reviewed. The 30-day post-operative mortality was 4%. Seven patients (14%) presented graft-related local complications and all(More)
The authors report a case of acute pancreatitis (AP) occurring in a patient under treatment with carbamazepine (CBZ) for post-traumatic petit mal epilepsy, and review the current literature of drug-induced AP. The evidence of high plasmatic levels of CBZ and the absence of other aetiologic factors lead the authors to conclude that the overdose of CBZ could(More)
The authors report a case of cecal malignant carcinoid, diagnosticated in a 68 years old male patient. Carcinoid tumours are rare neoplasm and their behaviour seems to change with the localization. Cecal carcinoid represents only 2-3% of gastrointestinal carcinoid. Some times it is discovered incidentally at autopsy, surgery or endoscopy. The aim of this(More)
Bronchogenic carcinoma is one of the tumors with the statistically most markedly rising incidence, at least in western countries. For many years both the resectability and the long-term results have remained invariable due to the serious delay with which the disease is usually diagnosed. In addition, the success of treatment appears to be closely correlated(More)
The term "limit" applied to cancer surgery, denotes the ideological moment beyond which one cannot and should not propose any aggressive treatment. Such limits may concern the operability of a patient and may be represented by some general characteristics independent of the patient's current disease status (e.g. very old age, poor performance status, poor(More)