Alessio Santagati

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In this retrospective, comparative study a total of 107 patients, presenting with malignant inoperable strictures of common bile duct, due to a pancreatico-biliary malignancy, underwent palliative treatments. In a group, consisting of 82 patients (76.64%), endoscopic stenting procedures were performed; polyethylene stents or self-expanding metal stents were(More)
Acute biliary pancreatitis (ABP) is a serious complication of biliary stones disease and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The role of ERCP in the management of ABP has been the focus of discussion in recent years. In this report, we evaluated a protocol of emergency Endoscopic retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) (within 24(More)
Cardiac complications are the main cause of perioperative mortality. A preoperative electrocardiogram and cardiologist's consultation are usually performed to get information about cardiac state of patients undergoing surgery and to prevent complications. In their study the Authors applied to 1715 patients undergoing surgery an evaluation schedule for the(More)
Biliary lithiasis is a disease with a high incidence in the western world and a high social cost. To evaluate the impact of new technologies--mainly laparoscopic cholecystectomy and radiological and endoscopic techniques--in the treatment of biliary lithiasis, a statistical study was conducted on the surgical interventions performed over the past 15 years(More)
Gastric outlet obstruction is either a late event in the natural history of bilio-pancreatic tumors or the result of recurrent gastric or pancreatic tumors. Self-expansible metal stents, inserted under endoscopic and fluoroscopic control, can be used for palliative treatment. The present study was aimed at evaluating both the feasibility and the results of(More)
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