Alessandro Zucchi

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OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of colposacropexy with uterine preservation as therapy for uterovaginal prolapse. Surgical techniques, efficacy and overall results are described. METHODS In this prospective, controlled study, 34 of the 72 consecutive patients with symptomatic uterovaginal prolapse were treated with colposacropexy with(More)
BACKGROUND Low resectability rates and significant morbidity and mortality rates often make surgery for hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) unfeasible. HYPOTHESIS Our policy for surgical treatment of cirrhotic and noncirrhotic patients with HCC is adequate and safe. DESIGN Prospective validation cohort study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENTS One(More)
A histological and morphometric study was conducted on 372 placentae out of a total 440 delivered in Zanzibar. Fibrin (F), intervillous space (IVS) and Villi (V) relative volumes were determined by the point-counting system and the ratio of syncytium to blood capillaries by the linear intercept method. Parasitemia load and inflammatory reaction were graded(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the impact of Burch colposuspension as an anti-incontinence measure in patients with urinary incontinence undergoing abdominal surgery for pelvic organ prolapse repair. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 47 women with pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence were randomly assigned to abdominal pelvic organ prolapse repair and(More)
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AIM Current pharmacologic treatment of detrusor overactivity relies on anticholinergic drugs. However, they often have untolerable side effects so that they are administered in doses insufficient to restore urinary continence. Recently, intravesical instillations and injections into the detrusor muscle of new pharmacological agents have been developed. The(More)
OBJECTIVES This prospective, randomised study investigated whether a prophylactic procedure, performed during colposacropexy for prolapse repair, prevents ex novo postoperative incontinence. Sixty-six consecutive continent patients with advanced prolapse were randomised into two groups: group A underwent sacropexy combined with a Burch colposuspension; no(More)
Penile cancer as primary disease is relatively rare in developed countries. The penis is a rare site of metastases in spite of its rich vascularization. Approximately 500 cases have been reported in the literature; almost 70% of primary lesions are of pelvic origin (from genitourinary or recto-sigmoid primary tumors). We describe a case of penile metastasis(More)
INTRODUCTION The true incidence of urethral involvement in patients with genital lichen sclerosus (LS) is unknown. We review the epidemiology and discuss the pathogenesis of LS and urethral stricture diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS During the period 1991-2002, of 925 patients who underwent urethroplasty for anterior urethral stricture, 130 patients (14%)(More)
Attitudes to sexuality and the psychological value of reproductive organs have changed in Western countries over the last few decades. Nevertheless, repair of pelvic support defects with concomitant hysterectomy is still considered the standard treatment for pelvic organ prolapse. Over the last 10 years, however, interest has been growing in uterus-sparing(More)