Albert Sacco

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Sex-steroid-related tumours in women are represented by breast cancer and endometrial cancer, but a possible relationship may exist between sex steroids and both ovarian and colon cancer. Unopposed oestrogen therapy is known to increase the risk of endometrial cancer and is appropriate only for hysterectomized women. In women with an intact uterus, an(More)
A rare case of acutely thrombosed atherosclerotic aneurysm of the deep femoral artery is herein described. A review of the literature revealed 12 other reported cases of deep femoral aneurysm. However none were treated by resection and replacement using a human umbilical vein graft which was chosen in the present case because the autogenous saphenous vein(More)
The formation of multiple aneurysms in the midportion of Dacron grafts has been reported only twice in the surgical literature. In the present case, three aneurysmal dilatations developed 6 years following an orto-femoral Dacron graft implantation. Multiple structural defects in the Dacron prosthesis appear to be the most likely cause of the graft failure.
In order to investigate the morphological and functional changes produced in the colonic mucosa after prolonged exposure to gastric juices, 24 colonic patches were implanted on the gastric body and the gastric antrum. The specimens were removed, two, four or six months after surgery, and several morpho-functional changes were observed. These included a(More)
From 1977 through 1984, 58 arterial reconstructions using glutaraldehyde-tanned human umbilical vein (H.U.V.) grafts were carried out: 41 femoropopliteal, 4 composite aortopopliteal (a Dacron graft was inserted proximally), 5 femorotibial, 6 axillofemoral, 1 femorofemoral, and 1 iliofemoral bypass. Autogenous saphenous vein was absent or inadequate in all(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to evaluate the clinical usefulness of routine use of endometrial ultrasound in asymptomatic, bleeding-free postmenopausal women. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the data of 850 postmenopausal women subjected to hysteroscopy, focusing our attention on those cases (148) with an ultrasound indication of(More)
A purified and lyophilized sponge of native bovine tendon collagen (Gelfix) was used to plug gastric, jejunal and colonic surgical holes (phi = 6 mm) on 78 white rats. In a control group (18 rats) colonic holes were plugged with autologous epiploon. The mortality rate due to generalized peritonitis, was higher (Fischer test = 4%) in the control group than(More)
Eight patients who underwent upper sleeve lobectomy and six who underwent upper simple lobectomy for lung cancer were studied. The two groups were matched for age and preoperative lung function as assessed by standard spirometry. Post-operative lung function studies, including measurements of regional ventilation (Vr) and perfusion (Qr) by 133 Xenon(More)
The mechanism of action of low-dose aspirin in the prevention of colorectal cancer (CRC) remains largely hypothetical. We aimed to compare the effects of low-dose aspirin (100 mg/day for 7 days) given to 40 individuals undergoing CRC screening on the extent of cyclooxygenase (COX)-1 acetylation at serine-529 (AceCOX-1), in blood platelets vs. colorectal(More)