Carla Migliaccio

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BACKGROUND Adherential pathology is the most common cause of small bowel obstruction. Laparoscopy in small bowel obstruction does not have a clear role yet; surely it doesn't always represent only a therapeutic act, but it is always a diagnostic act, which doesn't interfere with abdominal wall integrity. METHODS We performed a review without any language(More)
Materials and methods Two female elderly patients (83 and 87 years old) recently came to our attention for a mechanical bowel obstruction. Their routine blood investigation revealed only high urea, creatinine and phosphates. Ultrasonography showed scleroatrophic lithiasic cholecistytis. The abdominal X-ray didn't show any sign of Rigler's triad, except for(More)
BACKGROUND Between 5 and 10% of the patients undergoing a colonoscopy cannot have a complete procedure mainly due to stenosing neoplastic lesion of rectum or distal colon. Nevertheless the elective surgical treatment concerning the stenosis is to be performed after the pre-operative assessment of the colonic segments upstream the cancer. The aim of this(More)
Laparoscopic liver surgery has not yet gained widespread acceptance among liver surgeons. Some questions remain regarding indications to surgery and health related quality of life (HRQOL) after surgery, especially for the treatment of benign lesions, has so far not yet been investigated. The aim of this study is to evaluate HRQOL at 1 month, 6 months and 1(More)
Laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) is nowadays considered as the gold standard for most hematological diseases where splenectomy is necessary, but many questions still remain. The aim of this study was to analyze our 5-years experiences consisting of 48 consecutive LS cases in order to assess the optimal approach and the feasibility of the procedure also in(More)
Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is characterized by a particularly aggressive behavior even many years after resection of primary tumor. The evolution of metastasis dramatically affects the final outcome but resection should always be evaluated. Herein is described a case of aggressive ACC of the parotid gland in a 30-year-old female. She developed local(More)
Materials and methods Since November 2003 to November 2008, 82 patients have been treated in the Department of General Surgery at S. Maria Hospital in Terni, Italy. We divided the patients into two groups, younger and older than 65 years old and we compared various parameters such as etiology, clinical characteristics, associated medical conditions and(More)
BACKGROUND Cholecystectomy has been the treatment of choice for symptomatic gallstones, but remains the greatest source of post-operative biliary injuries. Laparoscopic approach has been recently preferred because of short hospitalisation and low morbidity but has an higher incidence of biliary leakages and bile duct injuries than open one due to a(More)
BACKGROUND The emergency treatment of incisional hernias is infrequent but it can be complicated with strangulation or obstruction and in some cases the surgical approach may also include an intestinal resection with the possibility of peritoneal contamination. Our study aims at reporting our experience in the emergency treatment of complicated incisional(More)
Background Presacral tumors are most frequently benign, occasionally malignant with a slow growth. Their incidence is 1:40000 and they are asymptomatic in the 26–50% of cases. When visible symptoms occur, these are related to the dimensions of the tumor, to its location and to the presence of infection. We believe all presacral tumors should undergo a(More)