Andrea Fabio Manunta

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PURPOSE The aim of the present study was to compare the mechanical behavior of some devices used for femoral fixation of doubled hamstring tendon graft in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction when included in a graft fixation complex (GFC). METHODS An ACL reconstruction was performed on 90 porcine knees. The graft used was the doubled lateral(More)
Objectives: We determine the incidence andcharacteristics of adrenal involvement inlocalized and advanced renal cell carcinoma,and evaluate the role of adrenalectomy as partof radical nephrectomy.Material and methods: From 1993 to 1999, 210patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC), (139men and 71 women, mean age 60.8 years, range12–96) underwent radical(More)
PURPOSE We assessed the feasibility, reproducibility and morbidity of retroperitoneal laparoscopic pyeloplasty for ureteropelvic junction obstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 55 retroperitoneal laparoscopic pyeloplasties were performed at 3 institutions between September 1996 and May 2000 in 33 women and 21 men. Results were analyzed in regard to(More)
OBJECTIVES Nuclear grade and tumor stage are important prognostic factors in renal cell carcinoma, but tumors of similar stage and grade can exhibit a wide variation in biologic behavior and clinical outcome. In this retrospective study, we evaluated the immunologic markers, Ki-67 (MIB1) and p53, in 73 cases of conventional (clear cell) renal cell carcinoma(More)
OBJECTIVES The management of complete or partial urethral disruption is controversial, and much debate continues regarding immediate versus delayed definitive therapy. We further analyze our experience and long-term results using early endoscopic realignment. METHODS Between April 1987 and January 1999, 29 men with posterior urethral disruption (23(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the oncological outcome of patients with pT3 renal tumours treated either by laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN) or open RN (ORN). PATIENTS AND METHODS In a retrospective review of a multi-institutional database, we identified 1003 patients with a T3N0M0 renal tumour and with no vena caval invasion. Sixty-five patients treated by(More)
PURPOSE To assess the histology and biomechanics of repair cartilage after microfractures with and without repeated local injections of platelet concentrate for the treatment of full-thickness focal chondral defects of the knee. METHODS A full-thickness chondral lesion on the medial femoral condyle was created in 30 sheep and treated with microfractures.(More)
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is known to have a wide variation in clinical outcome despite the use of conventional prognostic factors, such as staging or grading. A better knowledge of the biologic aggressiveness of RCC could facilitate the selection of patients at high risk of tumor progression. The aim of this study was to determine if use of measurements(More)
INTRODUCTION Spinal cord compression (SCC) in metastatic prostate cancer is not rare occurring in 1 to 12% of patients. We have analysed patients treated for this condition in our institution assessing outcome and prognostic factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS Retrospective analysis of the notes of 24 patients hospitalised with SCC due to metastatic prostate(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to determine whether a nonoperative approach is able to reduce renal parenchymal loss after renal trauma. METHODS Sixty-four consecutive patients with major blunt renal lacerations were treated from 1988 to 1999. Initial management was conservative. In group 1 (35 patients) delayed hemorrhage, persistent urinoma or(More)