Andrea Ferrari Bravo

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Twenty-three patients with acute diverticulitis complicated by pericolic or paracolic abscesses (Hinchey stage I-II) after a first phase of medical treatment were treated with deferred elective resection of the descending colon and sigmoid plus colorectal anastomosis performed on average 30 days after the onset of the acute episode. The pathologist's(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The surgical management of IPMT is based upon a preoperative suspicion of malignancy, that is difficult to obtain from the available diagnostic tools. METHODS Telomerase gene expression was investigated by means of hTERT/RT-PCR on total RNA from peripheral blood, tumour and non-tumour pancreatic samples of 2 patients with IPMT. (More)
Mesenteric cysts are rare lesions, with 1 case per 100,000 hospital admission reported. They have to be differentiated from ovarian cysts, gastrointestinal duplications and desmoid cysts. The symptoms are variable, ranging from asymptomatic cases with incidental discovery to chronic abdominal discomfort and acute abdomen. They are usually correlated to the(More)
BACKGROUND We describe an afferent loop obstruction caused by an adhesion band in a case of distal gastrectomy with Roux-en-Y end-to-side jejunal anastomosis for cancer. METHODS An initial clinical presentation of acute pancreatitis was ruled out by a computed tomography scan, which revealed intestinal obstruction; it was then confirmed on laparoscopy.(More)
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