Antonio Pesce

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AIM To verify the utility of fluorescent cholangiography for more rigorous identification of the extrahepatic biliary system. METHODS MEDLINE and PubMed searches were performed using the key words "fluorescent cholangiography", "fluorescent angiography", "intraoperative fluorescent imaging", and "laparoscopic cholecystectomy" in order to identify relevant(More)
There is no standard anastomosis technique for performing reconstruction after right hemicolectomy, and, in the literature, studies on ileocolonic anastomosis are rare. The aim of this retrospective work was to analyze the type of anastomosis techniques used and the related results in a multicentric enquiry. A questionnaire was sent to the departments of(More)
Erythema nodosum is an unusual manifestation of Hodgkin's lymphoma. One patient with long remission of Hodgkin's disease manifested persistent erythema nodosum beginning one and three months before relapse was clinically evident. So, the diagnosis of Hodgkin's disease should be considered in patients with unexplained recurrent erythema nodosum.
OBJECTIVES Portal hypertension has been reported as a negative prognostic factor and a relative contraindication for liver resection. This study considers a possible role of fibrosis evaluation by transient elastography (FibroScan(®)) and its correlation with portal hypertension in patients with cirrhosis, and discusses the use of this technique in planning(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to identify the incidence of surgical site infections (SSIs) and postoperative complications, as defined by the Clavien-Dindo classification, after hepatic resection for metastatic colorectal cancer in patients with and without associated neoadjuvant chemotherapy. METHODS A total of 181 patients were studied(More)
BACKGROUND Whether to routinely or selectively use intraoperative cholangiography (IOC) during laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has been a controversial issue for many years. Many authors maintain that IOC decreases the rate of biliary complications such as bile duct injuries, biliary leak, and missed common bile duct (CBD) stones. However, in contrast to(More)
The unusual occurrence of endocarditis in adult onset Still's disease (AOSD) led us to report the following case : A 39-year-old male has been followed since April 1987, for a probable AOSD according to Reginato et al criterias (1) and treated with 1 mg/kg daily steroids (Prednisolon 70 mg/day). In July 1987, he was admitted to the emergency unit for sudden(More)
A testicular tumour could be diagnosed by the occurrence of a Raynaud's phenomenon complicated by severe digital arteritis. The arteritis rapidly regressed under prostacyclin therapy. Such vascular manifestations are frequent in testicular carcinoma, but they usually develop after chemotherapy. To our knowledge, this is the first case where they preceded(More)
Fibrosis represents a response to chronic injury, aimed at maintaining organ integrity. Hepatic fibrosis is mainly related to chronic viral hepatitis B or C (HBV or HCV), alcoholic and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), and biliary diseases. A deep understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying liver fibrosis has enabled the development(More)