Domenico Forti

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BACKGROUND This study evaluated the impact of surgery in the incidence of lymphocele after kidney transplantation (KTx). METHODS A prospective randomized study was conducted during a 6-year period on a group of patients undergoing KTx and operated on by the same surgeon (CVS). A total of 280 patients undergoing KTx were randomly allocated into two groups:(More)
UNLABELLED Focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) and adenoma are rare benign hepatic tumors, and the standards for diagnosis and treatment still remain controversial. Usually adenoma is an indication for resection, due to its tendency to bleed and to degenerate; FNH, on the contrary, may be treated conservatively. Preoperation differential diagnosis is, however,(More)
A retrospective data analysis on liver transplantation for Wilson's disease (WD) was performed among Italian Liver Transplant Centers. Thirty-seven cases were identified. The main indication for liver transplantation was chronic advanced liver disease in 78% of patients. Mixed hepatic and neuropsychiatric symptoms were recorded in 32.3%. Eight patients(More)
Between January 1989 and June 1997, 533 patients (423 male, 110 female, mean age 61 years, range 22-89 years) with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) were observed at our center. We report on 419 patients retrospectively compared for different treatments: liver transplantation (LT; 55 patients), resective surgery (RS; 41 patients), transarterial(More)
We present the case of a 25-year-old woman who developed a large central liver adenoma after 8 years of continuous oral contraceptive use. The first diagnosis was made by ultrasonography, after a rise in plasmatic gamma-glutamyl-transpeptidase and alkaline phosphatase levels was noted. Withdrawal of the oral contraceptive was followed by shrinkage of the(More)
The effects of the botanical insecticides Biopiren plus, Piresan plus and Neemazal T/S on the predatory mite Amblyseius andersoni (Chant) were tested under laboratory, semi-field, and field conditions. The tests carried out in the laboratory allowed detection of the direct toxicity on eggs and females as well as the effects on fecundity, whereas semi-field(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to identify predictors of both survival and tumor-free survival of a cohort of 155 patients, with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cirrhosis, who were treated by orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). METHODS From January 1989 to December 2002, 603 OLTs were performed in 549 patients. HCC was diagnosed in 116 patients(More)
Liver transplantation (LTx) is the best treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but should be offered only to selected patients. The usual procedure is to transplant only for small and unilobular tumors. The aim of this paper is to verify whether the actual indication criteria are still justified. The details of 121 patients with HCC who were(More)
Recurrent hepatitis C is a common problem after liver transplantation that can progress to liver cirrhosis of the graft. Preliminary reports of combination treatment with interferon (IFN) and ribavirin have been promising, but long-term follow-up data are not yet available. We report our experience with 1 year of combination therapy with IFN (3 million(More)
Several genotypes of hepatitis C virus (HCV) have been recently identified by phylogenetic analysis, but their clinical relevance in the liver transplant setting is unknown. We evaluated the incidence and course of recurrent hepatitis C after transplantation in 50 patients who underwent transplantation for HCV-related liver disease. Liver biopsy specimens(More)