Andrea Doriguzzi Breatta

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BACKGROUND Transcatheter arterial chemoembolisation (TACE) is the treatment of choice for intermediate stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Doxorubicin-loaded drug-eluting beads (DEB)-TACE is expected to improve the performance of conventional TACE (cTACE). The aim of this study was to compare DEB-TACE with cTACE in terms of time-to-tumour progression(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)
PURPOSE For many years, poor vascularization of the short rectal stump has been considered the main cause of leakage. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the vascularization of the rectal stump after total mesorectal excision. METHODS We studied the iliac vascularization on 28 volunteers with healthy rectum to have an anatomic basis. Then, we(More)
To compare MWA and RFA combined with TACE for HCC nodules exceeding 3 cm. 19 lesions submitted to MWA (G1) were retrospectively compared with a combined treatment group (G2) matching by tumor characteristics (mean size 43 and 45 mm in G1 and G2, respectively). Technical success, complications, complete ablation (CA), and maintained CA (mCA) were evaluated.(More)
We conducted a single-centre retrospective analysis of the results and predictors of early mortality in emergency transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS). Between 1992 and 2009, 82 patients with refractory variceal bleeding underwent emergency TIPS at our Institution. The success and complications of the procedure were assessed for each(More)
A patient required lead extraction of a dual chamber implantable cardioverter defibrillator system for a chronic pocket infection. Using a right subclavian approach, the right ventricular leads were removed by dilation/counter traction. During the procedure, the tip of the atrial lead was cut and, while the body of the lead was extracted, the tip embolized(More)
To evaluate hepatic encephalopathy (HE) incidence after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) and classify by gravity and frequency. This is a retrospective study of 75 patients with no previous episodes of HE who underwent TIPS between 2008 and 2014 with clinical follow-up after 6 and 12 months. Patient risk factors evaluated include age,(More)
This retrospective analysis was carried out to assess the feasibility and results of transjugular intrahepatic portal systemic shunt (TIPS) performed with ultrasound (US)-guided percutaneous puncture of the hepatic veins. Over a period of 3 years, 153 patients were treated with TIPS at our centre. In eight cases, a percutaneous puncture of the middle (n=7)(More)
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