Amedeo Calvo

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Preliminary clinical studies have shown the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of radiofrequency thermal ablation (RFA) of renal tumors, but only a few have analyzed the prognostic factors for technical success and there are no long-term results. Our objective was to statistically evaluate our mid-term results of percutaneous US-guided RFA in order to define(More)
Biliary leaks complicating hepaticojejunostomy (HJA) or fistulas from cut surface are severe complications after liver transplantation (LT) and split-liver transplantation (SLT). The aim of the study was to describe our experience about the safety and efficacy of radiological percutaneous treatment without dilatation of intrahepatic biliary ducts. From 1990(More)
BACKGROUND To date, there are no studies reported in the literature on the possible use of bovine collagen, oxidized regenerated cellulose, or synthetic hyaluronic acid medications in the oral cavity. The aim of this paper is to report the use of bovine collagen, oxidized regenerated cellulose, and synthetic hyaluronic acid medications to improve wound(More)
Two cases of infrequently seen tumors of the cavernous sinus and the clivus regions are presented. One of them was a chordoma and the other, a myeloma, and both were approached by the transphenoidal route. The clinical picture and the diagnostic procedures are reviewed, and the several surgical approaches to these regions are discussed. These regional(More)
A 69-year-old man was referred to our facility owing to the sudden onset of a compression-like pain in the right leg, without limb-threatening acute ischemia. The duplex scan examination, followed by a selective leg angiography, showed the presence of a peroneal artery aneurysm. A diagnosis of mycotic aneurysm was made on the basis of the patient's clinical(More)
Sir: The role of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in the pathophysiology of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is unknown. Direct invasion of CSF by the micro-organism in GBS has been proved both by immuno ̄uorescence [1] and culture [3] although an auto-immune mechanism is the most supported theory, with the key role of a demyelinating process. A 3-year-old boy was(More)
PURPOSE To report midterm failure of tandem peripheral multilayer stents used to treat a common hepatic artery aneurysm (HAA) that had a good early result. CASE REPORT A 71-year-old man with multiple comorbidities had a 3.4-cm HAA treated with 2 Cardiatis peripheral multilayer stents (8×100 and 9×60 mm) that overlapped by 3 cm. At the 12-month follow-up,(More)
A histological study of end-to-side anastomosis on the carotid arteries of the rat, is presented comparing the results according to the type of suture material and the number of stitches. Two groups of 5 animals were studied. Group "A" in which the 11-0 monofilament nylon (18 microns; needle of 70 microns) was utilized with an average of 11 stitches; and(More)
Lhermitte-Duclós disease is an infrequent condition of which there are only 37 cases described in the literature. Although presently considered as a displasic process, its clinical presentation is of a typical posterior fossa tumour and should be treated as such. Even though it is a benign growth there are only 7 cases described with postoperative survival.(More)