Antonio Ferronetti

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BACKGROUND Cholecystectomy, gold standard treatment for gallbladder lithiasis, is closely associated with increased bile reflux into the stomach as amply demonstrated by experimental studies. The high prevalence of gallstones in the population and the consequent widespread use of surgical removal of the gallbladder require an assessment of the relationship(More)
BACKGROUND Diverticular Disease (DD) is a common condition in Italy and in other western countries. There is not much data concerning DD's impact on budget and activity in hospitals. METHODS The aim is to detect the clinical workload and the financial impact of diverticular disease in hospitals.Retrospective observational study of all patients treated for(More)
Post-traumatic diaphragmatic hernias(PDH) are possible complications of blunt and penetrating thoracic or abdominal trauma. These hernias may be diagnosed at the time of the initial trauma, but are sometimes recognized only after several months or years during examinations for their related symptoms. We here present the case of a patient in which diagnosis(More)
BACKGROUND The gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most frequent disease of the upper gastro-entheric tract. Surgical treatment is reserved to selected patients, affected by severe forms of disease and/or without compliance to medical therapy.In 95%-60% of the patients submitted to surgical antireflux intervention, a notable improvement of(More)
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