Angela La Porta

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BACKGROUND Surgical site infection (SSI) remains the most frequent complication after colorectal resection. The role of sutures coated with antimicrobial agents such as triclosan in reducing SSI is controversial. METHODS This was a multi-center randomized controlled trial with patients and outcome assessors blinded to treatment. The study was performed in(More)
Primary non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHL) of the breast represent less than 3% of extranodal NHL; in comparison to extranodal NHL at other sites, they are characterized by rapid progression and worse prognosis. We report a case of primary NHL of the breast treated, after surgery, with a sequential combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Literature data(More)
We report a case of primary squamous cell carcinoma of the breast in a 58 years old woman. The diagnosis of this rare tumor is possible after excluding a skin primary lesion or an epidermoid cancer of a distant site. In reviewing the reported cases we didn't find any significant prognostic difference between this form and the breast adenocarcinoma with(More)
This paper reports a case of small bowel occlusion due to the herniation of an ileal ansa at the site of the insertion of a 12-mm trocar. A 28-year-old obese female patient underwent laparoscopic surgery for gastric bypass, the skin incisions of the trocar insertion sites were closed with absorbable sutures. Small bowel occlusion occurred on post-operative(More)
We report an aortographic-pathological correlation in a patient with Takayasu arteritis. The inflammatory activity in Takayasu arteritis gradually subsides and accordingly, the histological appearance goes through a cycle of changes, ranging from acute florid inflammation to an old scarred vessel. At gross pathological inspection, the aortic intima(More)
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