Daniela Costamagna

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Adenomatoid tumour is a benign rare lesion of the female genital tract, localised in the wall of fallopian tubes or beneath the uterine serosa. It is often accompanied by smooth muscle proliferation, obscuring the presence of adenomatoid tumour, resulting in misdiagnosis of cellular leiomyoma.Here, a case of uterine serosal adenomatoid tumour associated(More)
a grossly dilated, thickened and aperistaltic transverse colon that was entirely filled with feces, without common haustrations. The operation started with a laparoscopic approach and subsequent mobilization of both left and right flexures, followed by an open colectomy, via Pfannenstiel’s incision. The operative finding of dilated right and transverse(More)
We reviewed our experience on 291 consecutive patients aged over 65 years who were operated on for acute abdomen during the period 2003-2007 at "Santo Spirito" Hospital of Casale Monferrato, a peripheral hospital in the Piedmont region. The mean age of the patients was 78 years and the male/female ratio was 149/142. A total of 126 patients (43%) had one or(More)
Increased incidence of incidental cancer in patients operated for benign thyroid disease has been reported. We report our experience about incidental thyroid cancer (ITC) in order to better characterize this nosologic entity. Between 2001 and 2009 a total of 568 patients underwent surgery for benign thyroid disease. Patients with preoperative cytology(More)
Inflammatory fibroid polyps are rare benign lesions of uncertain origin, that may occur in many different locations in the gastrointestinal tract, the gastric antrum being the most common site, followed by the small bowel. These lesions can cause abdominal pain, gastrointestinal bleeding, intestinal obstruction or intussusception. In the case of a gastric(More)
Secondary peritoneal hydatidosis is caused by spontaneous or iatrogenic rupture of hepatic echinococcal cysts. We describe the case of a 65-year-old Tunisian male patient with previous history of liver hydatidosis who presented to our attention with subocclusive status. Imaging revealed a retrovesical hydatid cyst, adherent to the sigmoid colon. The(More)
Intramuscular myxoma is a rare, benign lesion of mesenchymal origin, affecting the skeletal muscles. We report the case of a 75-year-old woman presenting with a mass of the right deltoid region. On the MRI examination it was interpreted as a lipomatous lesion. She underwent marginal excision. The pathological examination revealed the diagnosis of(More)
A ruptured spleen caused by blunt abdominal injury is often treated by splenectomy. In view of the gravity of the 'postsplenectomy syndrome,' a conservative approach has been increasingly used. We present the case of a 29-year-old man with a Grade III splenic lesion for a blunt abdominal trauma after a car accident. We performed a partial splenectomy of the(More)
Fine-needle aspiration cytology for breast lesions and cytopathologic correlations. An Italian peripheral hospital experience with 440 cases (from 2000 to 2007). S. Erra, D. Costamagna In the present study, we evaluate our experience with Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) for the diagnosis of breast tumor. Our intent is to correlate the diagnostic(More)