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BACKGROUND Stapled transanal rectal resection has become the primary surgical procedure for surgical treatment of obstructed defecation syndrome caused by rectocele or rectal intussusception. The procedure is generally performed with 2 circular staplers. Recently, a dedicated contour-curved stapler was developed. OBJECTIVE This study was designed to(More)
AIM To compare the mid-term outcomes of laparoscopic calibrated Nissen-Rossetti fundoplication with Dor fundoplication performed after Heller myotomy for oesophageal achalasia. METHODS Fifty-six patients (26 men, 30 women; mean age 42.8 ± 14.7 years) presenting for minimally invasive surgery for oesophageal achalasia, were enrolled. All patients underwent(More)
PURPOSE This paper aims at evaluating CT findings of occlusive and nonocclusive ischemic colitis (IC), in correlation with the etiology and the different phases of the disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS CT examination and clinical history of 32 patients with proven IC were retrospectively reviewed. The CT findings were analyzed according to the different(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of laparoscopic Nissen-Rossetti fundoplication in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) poorly responsive to standard dose proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy. METHODS A total of 35 patients (19 women, 16 men, mean age 44.6 ± 14.01 years) were enrolled. All the patients(More)
The use of a dedicated score represents an essential tool for the clinical staging of obstructed defecation syndrome (ODS), for subsequent diagnostic and therapeutic options, and for the evaluation of the results. This study was designed to develop and validate a new, simple, and disease-specific scoring system for ODS. The questionnaire consists of 5(More)
INTRODUCTION The Situs viscerum inversus associated with anomalies of intestinal rotation and fixation is an extremely rare condition. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of colon cancer associated with intestinal malrotation and mesenterium ileocolicum commune. CASE PRESENTATION A 34-year-old man with a 2-month history of diarrhea(More)
PURPOSE The anal fissure and spasm represent possible complications and causes of postoperative anal pain in patients that have undergone stapled trans-anal rectal resection (STARR). The etiology of these complications is still questioned such as the treatment modality. This study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of topical glyceryl trinitrate(More)
PURPOSE This multicenter randomized study was designed to compare the clinical and functional results of stapled transanal rectal resection (STARR) performed with 2 staplers (PPH-01 vs. PPH-03) in the treatment of hemorrhoidal disease associated with a large internal rectal prolapse. METHODS From a total of 937 patients, referred for hemorrhoidal disease(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to evaluate the role of maintenance therapy with partially hydrolyzed guar gum (PHGG) after topical application of glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) in the conservative treatment of chronic anal fissure (CAF). METHODS From all the patients with CAF observed during the study period, 165 subjects with healed CAF after standard(More)
Introduction. Functional disorders of the pelvic floor represent have a significant impact on the quality of life. The advent of open-configuration systems allowed for the evaluation of defecation with MR imaging in sitting position. The purpose of the present study is to compare the results of static and dynamic pelvic MR performed in supine position(More)