Andrea Bondurri

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Diaphragmatic injury accompanied by herniation through the thoracic cavity is a well documented complication of penetrating or blunt abdominal trauma. It occurs in 3% of abdominal lesions, with strong prevalence for blunt trauma. In the acute setting the diagnosis may be difficult because of the lack of peculiar clinical signs or the wrong interpretation of(More)
The etiology of anal incontinence (AI) is often multifactorial. There is little data on the relationship between the etiology of AI, symptom severity, and the need for surgery. The aim of our study was to investigate this association in a large number of unselected patients with AI referred to a tertiary specialist coloproctological practice. Patients with(More)
Advances in tailored medical therapy and introduction of biologic agents for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) treatment have ensured long-term disease remission. Some patients, however, still report defecatory symptoms. Patients present with a wide spectrum of conditions - anal incontinence, obstructed defecation and pelvic pain among the most frequent -(More)
Relapsing spontaneous pneumothorax can be the first manifestation of pulmonary metastases of soft tissues sarcomas. Standard imaging techniques and computed tomography may not be able to detect small malignant cystic lesion or to distinguish between them and benign bollous lesions. We report the case of a 33 year-old male who, in the past, underwent(More)
Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 104 patients from 2009 to 2014 after LVHR as part of an Institutional Review Board-approved, multi-hospital, multi-surgeon study, Patients were abstracted from a prospectively collected database, Evaluated data included patient demographics, preoperative data, perioperative data, postoperative data, and follow-up clinic(More)
Aortoenteric fistulas are rare (<1%) but disastrous complications after open and endovascular aortic surgery. The most frequently involved anatomical sites are abdominal aorta and duodenum. Surgery is the only possible treatment and consists, in most of cases, in an axillobifemoral bypass, a very invasive procedure with a high rate of complications. In the(More)
Introduction Acute intestinal obstruction occurs in 7-30% of patients with colorectal carcinoma, especially if tumour is located at or distal to the splenic flexure. Traditionally, emergency surgical decompression is the treatment option, with the resection of obstructing tumour and often with the creation of defunctioning stoma. Emergency surgical(More)
Objective Avulsion seems to be associated with recurrence of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) following surgery. The overall prevalence of levator ani avulsion in female gender after vaginal delivery is 13-36% at the ultrasound examination (US) and 20% at MRI. Relationship between avulsion of levator ani muscle (LAM) and prolapse of pelvic floor organs is well(More)