Edoardo Rimini

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A patient presented with an acute abdomen at the Emergency Department. The patient, a 69-year-old man, was admitted and underwent surgery with a provisional diagnosis of acute appendicitis. During surgery, omental torsion was diagnosed and the involved omentum was removed. The patient had no previous surgical history. Omental torsion is a rare cause of(More)
BACKGROUND Mechanical bowel preparation is routinely done before colon and rectal surgery, aimed at reducing the risk of postoperative infectious complications. The aim of the study was to assess whether elective colon and rectal surgery can be safely performed without preoperative mechanical bowel preparation. METHODS Patients undergoing elective colon(More)
AIM Colorectal cancer (CRC) harbors accumulated genetic alterations with cancer progression, which results in uncontrollable disease. To regulate the most malignant CRC, we have to know the most dismal phenotype of stage IV disease. METHODS A retrospective review of our Oncological Surgical Unit was performed (from 2005 to 2008) to extract the 52 resected(More)
AIM In this study, we analyze clinical parameters, survival and possible advantage of surgery in patients affected by symptomatic Dukes D colorectal cancer. METHODS From July 2005 to December 2008 at our Oncological Surgery Unit we treated 69 symptomatic stage IV CRC, 46 of them resected at our Oncological Surgical Unit. Clinical variables were tested for(More)
BACKGROUND: A mono-centre series of 1610 percutaneous port implantations is evaluated. Methods: From 2005 to 2011 1610 ports were implanted in 1575 patients at the Oncologic Surgical Department of "San Martino" Hospital in Genoa, Italy, in the operating rooms of the Interventional Radiology, using local anesthesia and the Seldinger's percutaneous technique.(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The number of lymph nodes required for accurate staging is a critical component in colorectal cancer (CRC). Current guidelines demand at least 12 lymph nodes to be retrieved. Results of previous studies were contradictory in factors, which influenced the number of harvested lymph nodes. This study was designed to determine the factors that(More)
BACKGROUND Adequate lymph nodes resection in rectal cancer is important for staging and local control. This retrospective analysis single center study evaluated the effect of neoadjuvant chemoradiation on the number of lymph nodes in rectal carcinoma, considering some clinicopathological parameters. METHODS A total of 111 patients undergone total(More)
BACKGROUND Urachal carcinoma is an uncommon neoplasm associated with poor prognosis. CASE PRESENTATION A 45-year-old man was admitted with complaints of abdominal pain and pollakisuria. A soft mass was palpable under his navel. TC-scan revealed a 11 x 6 cm tumor, which was composed of a cystic lesion arising from the urachus and a solid mass component at(More)
Granular Cells Tumor (GCT), also called Abrikosoff tumor, is very uncommon lesion of neural derivation. It is characterized by the presence of granular cell; benign and malignamt counterparts are known, even if the second ones are rare. It has a slight predominance in female sex and black race; the age range is wide, with peak between fourth and sixth(More)
A 70-year-old man presented with a 2-week history of painless jaundice. Blood tests revealed anemia and abnormal liver function tests with markedly increased bilirubin. Serum carcinoembryonic antigen was also increased. At emergency computed tomography scan, a 23-mm expansile cystic lesion in the head of the pancreas was identified. The extraand(More)