Andrea Ferrari Bravo

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Meckel's diverticulum is an uncommon gastrointestinal congenital anomaly that occurs in 1-3% of the population. It is sometimes associated with complications related to the presence of ectopic tissue (obstruction, ulceration, hemmorhage, inflammation, perforation, fistula and tumors). Neoplastic degeneration of Meckel's diverticulum mucosa is rare,(More)
Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is an unusual tumour. The clinicopathological data of 67 patients with ICC and combined hepatocellular–cholangiocarcinoma (HCC–ICC) are presented. HCV–HBV infection was present in 37.3% and chronic liver disease in 38.7% of cases, a rate higher than in the normal population; in these patients the cancer was small, often(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Low count of total and T helper lymphocytes predicts a poor prognosis in cancer patients and surgical trauma can worsen cancer-related immunodeficiency. Aim of this phase IB study is to verify toxicity and biological effects of interleukin-2 (IL-2) at 9 million IU/day subcutaneously (sc.) administered one, two or three preoperative(More)
The paper reports the occurrence of myocardial infarctions in a patient with severe deficiency of blood coagulation factor XII (Hageman factor). Factor XII plays a central role in the intrinsic activation of fibrinolysis and consequently the defective intrinsic fibrinolytic activity detected in the present case casts some doubt on its role in the increased(More)
Cell-mediated immunodeficiency is known to occur in advanced cancer patients, but it is less characterized in earlier stages. Pre-existing immunodeficiency may impair the recovery of postoperative lymphocytopenia, occurring generally within 8-14 days after surgical stress. This study was aimed to verify whether immunodeficiency exists in patients with(More)
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