Christina Convertino

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BACKGROUND Gallstone ileus represents 1-3% of mechanical obstructions of the bowel. The surgical treatment performed in urgency has a mortality rates of 10-13% because galistone ileus is frequent in the elderly. Some diagnostic and therapeutic problems are debated in this paper. METHODS 9 cases of gallstone ileus were analysed retrospectively in a series(More)
16 splenic grafts and 24 accessory spleens were evaluated with ultrasound, colour Doppler and power Doppler imaging, in order to compare the features of splenic grafts and accessory spleens. 12 splenic grafts (11 surgically implanted, 1 islet of splenosis) were detected in eight patients following splenectomy 6-12 months previously. Four of the surgically(More)
Aim of the work is to define the present role of surgery in the treatment of chronic pancreatitis and the criteria of choice of procedures. The authors examined retrospectively 133 patients. They analyze the clinical, laboratory and instrumental features on which has been formulated the surgical indications. Patients treated surgically were those who have(More)
Although lower limb varices are very frequent, their association with Castleman's disease is extremely rare. We report a case of Castleman's disease involving the right inguinal lymph nodes with subsequent development of the symptoms caused by the compression of the great saphenous vein's gulf. The patient underwent surgical extirpation of the right(More)
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