Domenico Piccolboni

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Two cases of endometriosis infiltrating the round ligament and associated with an inguinal hernia are presented. The initial diagnosis was irrducible hernia, since this rare association often causes unusual preoperative symptoms and diagnostic problems. Diagnosis is frequently made by histologic examination. Surgery is the treatment of choice both for(More)
Laparoscopic pancreatic surgery has gradually expanded its applications to include pancreaticoduodenectomy. However, the benefits of the laparoscopic approach are still debated. This article aims to present data regarding the efficacy of laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy in a single center. From March 2003 to June 2010, a total of 22 patients underwent(More)
AIM The risks of specific complications of the laparoscopic technique, caused by pneumoperitoneum and by insertion of the first trocar, although rare, are frequently reported in literature. METHODS A retrospective study of the complications we had in the period from October 1998 to December 2006 was made on 2700 patients who did not need any trocars in(More)
For more than 20 years intraoperative ultrasonography (IOUS) has been considered an important diagnostic tool in abdominal surgery. In the last few years, with the spread of laparoscopic surgery, echo-laparoscopy (LIOUS) has gradually replaced open ultrasonography, aiming to achieve similar results. LIOUS was performed using an ALOKA 5.500 device, provided(More)
BACKGROUND Some reports have suggested that laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) can be successfully performed in adults. However, several aspects of this procedure remain as yet undefined; therefore, several attempts have been made to modify the standard technique to try to optimize the procedure. Herein we analyze our experience with 105 laparoscopic(More)
Some reports have suggested that laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) can be successfully performed in adults. However, several aspects of this procedure remain as yet undefined; therefore, several attempts have been made to modify the standard technique to try to optimize the procedure. Herein we analyze our experience with 105 laparoscopic splenectomies. From(More)
BACKGROUND Iatrogenic colonic perforation is a rare complication of colonoscopies. Nowadays, there are still no specific guidelines for the optimal management of these complications (open surgery with colonic resection and anastomosis or colonic diversion, primary repair, endoscopic clips, nonoperative management, and laparoscopic approach). METHODS A(More)
Careful staging of hepatic tumors is mandatory for appropriate selection of patients for liver resection. Number and relationships of liver nodules are issues of utmost importance when evaluating resectability. Sensitivity of preoperative imaging for secondary lesions has been reported between 60–75% with spiral contrast-enhanced computed cosmography (CT),(More)
INTRODUCTION The possibility of predicting the presence of intra-abdominal adhesions in post-surgical patients undergoing further laparotomy or laparoscopy is of great interest for the general and laparoscopic surgeon. Inadvertent enterotomy during re-laparotomy or trocar insertion is a feared complication with a significant associated morbidity and(More)