Antonio Ferronetti

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Introduction Lymphangiomas are rare benign tumors. They are preferentially located in the head, neck, and axilla in children.[1] However, lymphangiomas in the peritoneal cavity are extremely rare, particularly in adults. In the abdomen, lymphangiomas occur most commonly in the mesentery, followed by the omentum, mesocolon, and retroperitoneum. The etiology(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 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)
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)
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)
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)
Introduction: Traumatic lumbar hernia is a rare event. The causes are abdominal blunt trauma as a seat belt or a bicycle handlebar or a car wheel. Often the diagnosis is immediately following the execution of a TC. Our case shows a late diagnosis. Male; 51 years old. On june 2005 crash of the road with pelvic trauma, diastasis symphysis pubis treated(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)