Annamaria Borri

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Previous studies have suggested that endothelins could be involved in the pathogenesis of target organ damage in diabetes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible protective effect of Bosentan, an antagonist of endothelin receptor, on the kidney of diabetic rats. The study comprised a control group of 10 WKY rats and a group of 22 WKY rats in(More)
We report a case of a 62-year-old man affected by Pancoast's tumor who developed pneumocephalus 17 days after right upper lobectomy with en bloc resection of the first three ribs and C8-D1 branches of the brachial plexus. The patient complained of aphasia, disorientation and sphincterial release. A chest and brain-CT scan showed a right apical pneumothorax(More)
Bronchopleural fistula (BPF) is a well recognized and potentially fatal complication of major thoracic surgery and several strategies regarding its prevention and subsequent management have been described. An immediate BPF occurring intraoperatively after bronchial closure is a rare event and is usually treated by bronchial stump reamputation and/or(More)
Solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura (SFTP) are rare mesenchymal neoplasms usually originating from the visceral pleura, but sometimes found in other sites like the orbit, dura, paranasal sinus, upper respiratory tract, thyroid, sublingual gland, lung, periosteum, cauda equina, ovary, scrotum and testicular tunica vaginalis. Solitary fibrous tumor of the(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety of continuous nonabsorbable (3/0 polypropylene) sutures for sleeve lobectomy, and the influence of induction chemotherapy on postoperative outcome in patients with lung malignancies. METHODS A review of a prospective database of a single surgeon identified 41 consecutive patients who underwent sleeve(More)
Complete anastomotic dehiscence after sleeve resection is a dramatic and often fatal event requiring an extremely aggressive and risky treatment; completion pneumonectomy represents the sole effective therapeutic option to rescue the patient, but postoperative mortality after this procedure is high. We report a case successfully treated by extended redo(More)
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