Claudio Spinelli

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Of the 10,730 neonates born in the period 1978-1997 and examined for cryptorchidism (C) at birth, 1387 were pre-term (gestational age <37 wk), and 9343 were full-term. At birth, a total of 737 neonates (6.9%) were cryptorchid, 487 had bilateral C and 250 unilateral C. The C rate of pre-terms was 10 times higher than that of the full-terms (30.1 and 3.4%,(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of neck ultrasonography compared to (131)I whole-body scan (WBS) and circulating thyroglobulin (Tg) measurement after thyroid hormone withdrawal in the follow-up of children with thyroid papillary cancer, who had previously undergone total thyroidectomy for the diagnosis of neck lymph node metastases (LNM).(More)
The correct surgical approach to mediastinal goitre is not always well defined. We reviewed why and when our patients required a transthoracic approach. From 1979 to 1998, on 7.480 patients who underwent thyroid surgery in our hospital, 374 (5%) had a goitre whose greater bulk was inferior to the thoracic inlet; 43 patients of these last ones (11%) required(More)
The Authors report a proposal of recommendations concerning Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) in Paediatric Oncology. Since the exact role of MIS in Paediatric Oncology is still not completely defined, a restrict panel of Italian Paediatric Surgeons, some interested in Oncologic Surgery, others in MIS, prepared a schematic document, mainly founded on(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) after total or near-total thyroidectomy require 131I therapy. After surgery the persistence of lymph node metastases in our series of patients was frequent (30%). Such patients are preferentially treated with radioiodine and shifted to surgical reintervention when the nodal lesions persist after(More)
The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the value of a serum tumour marker panel in selecting from among the patients with equivocal chest X-ray (CXR) or liver echography (LE) those with thoracic or liver metastases respectively. Between January 1984 and December 1999, 467 (341 non-relapsed and 126 metastatic) breast cancer patients were(More)
The purpose of this study is to discuss the surgical treatment for ovarian torsion in children and adolescents with a focus on the procedures of adnexal conservation surgery and its frequency in the literature of the last 10 years. We retrospectively reviewed the medical charts of 127 operative ovarian lesions including 30 ovarian torsions (23.6%) treated(More)
OBJECTIVES Randomised trials on breast cancer showed no significant benefit from post-operative follow-up with clinical and/or conventional radiological means. We hypothesised that carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), tissue polipeptyde antigen (TPA), breast cancer associated antigen 115 D8/DF3 (CA15.3) tumour marker panel is sensitive enough for significantly(More)
Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (IHPS) is the most common abdominal abnormality requiring surgery in infants. It occurs due to the hypertrophic and hyperplasia of the muscular layers of the pyloric. The usual age of clinical presentation is about three weeks of life. The most important symptom is non bilious emesis, intermittent or after each feeding. From(More)