Ciro Ruggiero

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BACKGROUND Extradural hematomas are rate complications of head injures in children often resulting from minor head traumas. Therefore the management of these ordinary traumas remains controversy since in many asymptomatic cases the intracranial bleeding is detected only by CT scan. METHODS During the study period between January 1991 and September 1995(More)
METHODS From January 1989 to October 1993, at the Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery of the University of Modena, 806 patients underwent thoracotomy and curative pulmonary resection for non small-cell lung cancer. Eighty five patients were 70 years old or older (mean 73.4 years, range 70-88). There were 78 males (91.7%) and 7 females (8.3%). This(More)
Parosteal lipoma is a usually indolent, rare benign tumor, characterized by clinicopathological findings similar to those of the commonly occurring subcutaneous lipoma, except for its intimate relationship with the connective tissue of the subjacent periosteal region. Parosteal lipoma commonly affects the diaphysis of long bones of the upper and lower(More)
The authors describe a case of yellow nail syndrome in a 44-year-old male patient, with a clinical picture characterized by hand and foot onychodystrophy, lymphedema in the legs and recurrent pleural and pericardial effusions. They indicate subxiphoid pericardiostomy and pleural drainage as the rational surgical procedure for the treatment of this(More)
An unusual case of traumatic pericardiophrenic rupture is presented. The defect was limited to the central tendon of the diaphragm, with herniation of the stomach into the pericardial sac. A correct preoperative diagnosis was not made because laparotomy was quickly performed for splenic rupture. Successful operative repair of the tear was performed, with(More)
The occurrence of intracranial aneurysm in the pediatric population is a rare phenomenon. A case of giant aneurysm of the intracavernous carotid artery in a child is reported. Clinicoradiological findings are presented and the surgical procedure is illustrated. Authors stress the value of monitoring the cerebral collateral blood flow before and during the(More)
Cerebral cavernous angiomas are congenital malformations usually presenting with symptomatic hemorrhages or seizures. The advent of MRI has allowed to detect asymptomatic, "cryptic" brain cavernomas. They can occur in a sporadic, isolated form and in a familial form characterized by multiple lesions. Surgical treatment is recommended by most authors in(More)