Davide Cassine

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AIM Distal pancreatectomies (DP) are associated with high risk of postoperative complications, and in many series higher morbidity rate than duodenopancreatectomies has been reported. To evaluate the role of a collagen sponge with human fibrinogen and thrombin film (TachoSil®) in limiting the incidence of complications after DP. METHODS From 1996 to 2013,(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreaticoduodenectomy is still associated to high morbility, especially due to pancreatic surgery related and infectious complications: many risk factors have already been advocated. Aim of this study is to evaluate the role of preoperative oral immunonutrition in well nourished patients scheduled for pancreaticoduodenectomy. METHODS From(More)
INTRODUCTION Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) occurs most frequently in the inferior vena cav (IVC). Since Perl's first description in 1871, about 300 cases of IVX have been reported in English literature. The Authors present their personal experience of two case of IVC leiomyosarcoma treated in their Institution. PATIENTS AND METHODS Clinical and pathologic data,(More)
Endometrial carcinoma is the most common neoplasia of female genital tract. The prognosis of early stage disease (FIGO I and FIGO II) is excellent: recurrence after surgery is less than 15%, most of which are reported within 3 years after primary treatment. Herein we report a case of late rectal recurrence from FIGO Ib endometrial adenocarcinoma. Patient(More)
INTRODUCTION Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a rare pancreatic disorder among chronic pancreatitis that can mimick pancreatic cancer (PC). Patients with type 1 AIP usually present obstructive jaundice associated with high level of IgG4 in serum and a pancreatic mass at radiological imaging; these disorders may be associated with other organs lesions(More)
Personal experience of 32 cases of colon diverticula observed between 1972 and 1989 is reported. Nine conservative operations and 23 resections of the perforated segment of the colon, followed 20 times by primary anastomosis, were performed. The importance of removing the sector of the colon involved is reiterated. It is concluded that a sectorial type(More)
After the colon, the duodenum is the most common site of diverticula. The Authors describe their experience of the surgical treatment of 27 patients suffering from duodenal diverticulosis. Treatment of diverticula was associated with therapy for more severe underlying pathologies in 23 cases. Four cases underwent elective treatment for symptomatic(More)
AIM With the idea that a small diameter stapler should cause less sphincter trauma, we began to use the 25mm circular stapler to perform ileo-pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) and we report our experience. MATERIAL OF STUDY A retrospective study using a bowel function questionnaire and a quality of life questionnaire has been conducted on a group of patients(More)
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