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The ideal treatment of perforated diverticulitis and the indications for elective colon resection remain controversial. Considering the significant morbidity and mortality rates related to traditional resection, efforts have been made to reduce the invasiveness of surgery in recent decades. Laparoscopic peritoneal lavage has emerged as an effective(More)
The aim of this study was to determine cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum neuron-specific enolase (NSE) concentrations in a normal population and to analyse their relationship with sex and age. The sample was recruited among patients undergoing spinal anaesthesia, without neurological diseases. NSE was determined by means of immunometric assay. One hundred(More)
Pneumatosis intestinalis (PI) is an uncommon condition and can be associated with a wide spectrum of diseases, ranging from life-threatening to innocuous conditions. We report the case of a 46-year-old women coming to our attention for an acute abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation, and increased inflammatory marks, with a CT showing(More)
We determined the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum neuron-specific enolase (NSE) concentrations in 19 patients with acute benign headache. All patients had normal neurological examination, CSF and head computed tomography scan. The final diagnoses were: primary thunderclap headache (n = 7), primary exertional headache (n = 3), primary cough headache (n =(More)
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