Edoardo Saladino

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BACKGROUND The treatment of peritoneal malignancies in elderly patients with cytoreductive surgery (CRS) plus hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is an ongoing question due to the high associated surgical risk. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty patients, 11 (36.7%) older than 65 years, were submitted to CRS plus HIPEC. Criteria of patient(More)
The treatment of acute cholecystitis in the elderly is still a subject of debate, particularly with reference to the timing of surgery and the role of laparoscopy. From January 1994 to June 2002 we observed 27 patients aged over 70 years with acute calcolous cholecystitis. The patients were submitted to ultrasonographic percutaneous cholecystostomy within(More)
Dieulafoy's lesions, very rare in the duodenum, are considered uncommon causes of gastrointestinal bleeding and occur from pinpoint non-ulcerated arterial lesions. We report a case of Dieulafoy's lesion of the duodenum, in which a first diagnostic approach by using endoscopy and angiography was not successful; then, due to a high operative risk, we(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment of acute cholecystitis in the elderly is still a subject of debate, particularly with reference to the timing of surgery and the role of laparoscopy. PATIENTS From January 1994 to June 2002 we observed 27 patients aged over 70 years with acute calcolous cholecystitis. The patients were submitted to ultrasonographic percutaneous(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the feasibility and efficacy of the laparoscopic intraoperative rendezvous technique for common bile duct stones (CBDS). DESIGN Case series. SETTING Verona University Hospital, Verona, Italy. PATIENTS A total of 110 patients were enrolled in the study; 47 had biliary colic; 39, acute cholecystitis; 19, acute biliary(More)
BACKGROUND The rare localizations of hydatidosis represent an interesting topic, especially with reference to epidemiological and diagnostic problems. Hydatid disease, common in Mediterranean countries, still remains endemic in some regions of Italy. METHODS In the period April 1983-October 2003 73 patients with hydatid disease were observed. RESULTS(More)
AIM To assess the incidence of morbidity and mortality of Cytoreductive Surgery plus Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective multicentric study was performed. Six hundred and eighty-three patients were recorded. Predictors of morbidity and mortality were evaluated with univariate and multivariate analysis. RESULTS(More)
The evolution of loco-regional treatments has occurred in the last two decades and has deeply changed the natural history of primitive and secondary peritoneal surface malignancies. Several phase II-III studies have proved the effectiveness of the combination of cytoreductive surgery with peritoneal chemohyperthermia. Cytoreductive surgery allows the(More)
Peritoneal carcinomatosis is, after liver metastases, the second most frequent cause of death in colorectal cancer patients and at the present time, is commonly inserted and treated as a stage IV tumour. Because there is no published data that outlines the impact of new therapeutic regimens on survival of patients with peritoneal surface diffusion, the(More)
BACKGROUND Peritoneal carcinomatosis of gastric origin is associated with poor survival. The use of cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) did not significantly improve the survival of patients with this disease. A promising approach can be based on the use of HIPEC as prophylaxis of peritoneal dissemination. PATIENTS(More)