Cinzia Domenica Musolino

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To compare the early and intermediate results of the open and laparoscopic tension-free repair of incisional hernia, 24 patients were randomized prospectively to undergo laparoscopic or open repair of incisional hernia with retromuscular placement of the prosthesis using transabdominal sutures for mesh fixation. All the procedures were completed as planned.(More)
INTRODUCTION Colonoscopy is a safe and routinely performed diagnostic and therapeutic procedure for colorectal diseases. Although bleeding and perforation are most common complications, extra colonic or visceral injuries have been described. Splenic rupture is rare with few cases reported in current literature. PRESENTATION OF CASE We report the case of a(More)
BACKGROUND The development of incisional hernia after open bariatric surgery is a major cause of morbidity and hospital readmission. The use of prosthetic material in clean-contaminated procedures remains controversial and correlated to high rate of local complications. A prospective observational clinical study on two different surgical techniques used to(More)
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is one of the most common bariatric procedures performed in Europe and Australia. Major post-operative complications are limited but once they occur, prompt diagnosis and treatment are mandatory. LAGB complications are related either to the port and the connecting tube, such as infection or tubing disconnection(More)
BACKGROUND Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is the gold standard procedure for morbid obesity and its results are well known and largely discussed. The major limitation of the procedure is the difficult exploration of the excluded gastric pouch and duodenum. The vertical gastric bypass with fundectomy was recently introduced in attempt to overcome these(More)
Sub capsular hepatic haematoma is a rare complication after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Exact pathological mechanism is still unclear and few reports are nowadays available in literature. We report the case of a 58-year-old woman with recurrent episodes of upper abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. On the basis of laboratory(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy has gained a wide acceptance in the surgical community with an increasing popularity in the field of bariatric surgery. Simultaneously more surgeons have become acquainted with the single port techniques and sleeve gastrectomy has been regarded as an ideal field of application. Literature is scarce about operative(More)
A case of a 62-year-old man with Candida krusei peritonitis secondary to duodenal perforation due to Candida duodenitis that was successfully treated with a 14-day course of caspofungin is reported. The potential role of Candida infection in the pathogenesis of peptic ulcers and duodenal perforation is considered. If this role is confirmed, antifungal(More)
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