Catherine Zanni

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Twenty-eight patients with radiolucent biliary duct stones without cholangitis and jaundice were randomly allocated into two treatment groups receiving ursodeoxycholic acid 12 mg/kg (group A) or placebo (group B) in three daily doses for 24 months. In group A stones disappeared completely in seven patients and partially in one; placebo administration had no(More)
UNLABELLED Few data exist on the medicoeconomic usefulness of PET in the management of metachronous liver metastases from colorectal cancer. This study was designed to assess the cost-effectiveness of PET in the diagnosis and staging of patients with metachronous liver metastases of colorectal cancer using a decision analysis model. METHODS Two(More)
8,738 cases of acute appendicitis, all operated on emergency, have been examined considering their total mortality (3 cases), and their post-operative complications (2.04%), secondary especially to the septic character of this disease. Diagnosis and treatment of acute appendicitis still require a particular attention and care.
The authors report a case of acute necrotising enteritis occurring on the 7th day after total hysterectomy with bilateral removal of the adnexa for fibroids in a 45 year-old woman. This is the first case in the literature to occur after hysterectomy. The clinical picture included the onset of intestinal obstruction with severe general toxic manifestations.(More)
A diagnostic assessment was made of 74 cases of non-penetrating abdominal wounds observed over the previous 5 years. Laparoscopy performed in 49 polytraumatised patients made a decisive contribution to accurate, early diagnosis, with an indication for emergency surgery in 35 cases (32 visceral lesions and 3 retroperitoneal haematoma), whereas it was clear(More)
The authors study the diagnostical problems, especially those involved in the preoperative diagnosis of malignancy, of four cases of duodenal villous adenoma. A more frequent use of endoscopy can allow the observation of this lesion in early stage, such as to ensure recovery through an intervention as scarcely demolishing as possible. However, surgeons(More)
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