Alessia Volpi

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BACKGROUND To assess the diagnostic value of magnetic resonance cholangiography (MRC) when evaluating biliary complications in a large series of liver transplants. METHODS One hundred and twenty-nine patients prospectively underwent magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and MR cholangiography at 1.5-T device after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). After(More)
Although in most cases the diagnosis of acute appendicitis is straightforward, not all patients experience typical symptoms and other conditions may mimic appendicitis. In fact, 15-25% of appendectomies involve the removal of a normal appendix. To date, there is no literature evidence that herniation pit (HP) may mimic acute appendicitis. We report a case(More)
Left paraduodenal hernia is a rare congenital anomaly which arises from an error of rotation of the midgut; sometimes can be responsible for intestinal occlusion, that require surgery. In many cases of literature a prompt diagnosis and therapy reduced morbidity and mortality and almost all patients were discharged on 4th or 5th postoperative day (POD). We(More)
Aim. Gallbladder carcinoma is an uncommon cancer with a poor prognosis. In the era of laparoscopic cholecistectomy for treatment of benign diseases incidental gallbladder carcinoma has dramatically increased and now constitutes the major way patients present with gallbladder cancer and allows to detect cancer at early stages with a better prognosis. In this(More)
Liver abscess is a cause of febrile abdominal pain and usually the origin of a liver abscess is ascending cholangitis, hemathological diffusion, via the portal vein or the hepatic artery, or superinfection of necrotic tissue. Solitary pyogenic abscess with no obvious systemic cause may be secondary to a local event such as the migration of an ingested(More)
INTRODUCTION We studied 21 episodes of ingestion of foreign bodies (IFO) among 15 prisoners. PATIENTS AND METHODS Rectrospective research in pts admitted to emergency from June 2005 to May 2105. Ingestion, management and pts outcome were analyzed. Prisoners with previous esophagogastroduodenal disease were excluded. RESULTS All pts were males and(More)
A prospective unrandomized clinical study was conducted to determine the incidence of local recurrences after radical surgery and to ascertain whether the anterior resection could be an effective approach in cases of the tumours of the rectum, also in presence of the unsatisfied distal clearance and the extraparietal spread. For this purpose the length of(More)
Dr. A. Volpi, Unità Nefrologia-Dialisi, Ospedale Vimercate, I-20059 Vimercate (Italy) Sir, Goodpasture’s syndrome is a disorder defined by anti-GBM antibodies with crescentic glomerulonephritis and hemoptysis. This syndrome usually occurs in the third decade, although no age is exempt and cases have been recorded in elderly patients [1]; respiratory failure(More)
Recent studies show that interaction between LN (heterotrimeric protein formed by a3/b3/g2 chains) and cancer cells plays an important role in tumor invasion, also in colorectal cancer. The overall survival was significantly worse in patients with free peritoneal cancer cells(FPTCs): detection of FPTCs after curative surgery is a challenge, because could(More)