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)
INTRODUCTION The use of robotic surgery in liver resection is still limited. Our aim is to present our early experience of robotic liver resection. MATERIALS AND METHODS It is a retrospective review of Sanchinarro University hospital experience of robotic liver resection performed from 2011 to 2014. Clinicopathologic characteristics, and perioperative and(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)
The treatment of gastric cancer requires a multidisciplinary approach in which surgery plays the main role. The diffusion of minimally invasive surgery for gastric cancer treatment is limited by the complexity of performing an extended lymphadenectomy. This surgical step can be facilitated through the use of a robot-assisted system. To date, there are few(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Abdominal malignancies invading inferior vena cava present high postoperative morbidity and poor prognosis that has been decreasing in the last years. Our aim was to present and discuss a series of resected tumors invading the inferior vena cava from the origin of the hepatic vein to the common iliac veins (Level I and II). MATERIALS AND(More)
BACKGROUND Ultrasound-guidance has become the routine method for internal jugular vein (IJV) catheterization reducing dramatically failure and complication rates for central venous port (CVP) placement. AIMS The aim of this study was to determine the safety and efficacy of ultrasound-guided IJV CVP placement in elderly oncologic patients. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Robotic techniques are claimed to be an alternative to laparoscopic and open approaches for gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) treatment. Our aim is to present our single center experience and a literature review. MATERIALS AND METHODS From June 2012 to August 2014, six patients with preoperative diagnosis of GIST were treated by robotic(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)