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PURPOSE Anastomotic strictures occur in 3-30% of colorectal anastomosis and one of the main causes may be a reaction to the presence of the metal staples used for suturing. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a compression anastomosis ring using the memory shaped device in initial, i.e. nickel-titanium alloy (NiTi) for the prevention of(More)
The pituitary gland can be involved in a variety of medical conditions, including metastatic tumors. Metastases to the pituitary gland, although absolutely rare, more commonly affect the posterior pituitary lobe and so frequently present with diabetes insipidus. We report on a 48-year-old male heavy smoker patient suffering from sudden onset of polyuria and(More)
Goldenhar syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by a wide range of congenital malformations that may cause difficulty in tracheal intubation and mask ventilation. We describe a case of a male infant with Goldenhar syndrome successfully treated with general anesthesia with laryngeal airway mask and peripheral nerve block for club foot disease
Simple kidney cysts analysis from CT images is nowadays performed in a direct visual and hardly reproducible way. Computer-aided measurements of simple kidney cysts from CT images may help radiologists to accomplish an objective analysis of the clinical cases under observation. We propose a semi-automatic segmentation algorithm for this task. Experiments(More)
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