Emanuele Lo Menzo

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Benign multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma (BMPM) is a rare disease with good short-term prognosis and rare malignant transformation. However, its biological significance remains unexplained. A neoplastic origin is considered by many authors to require a surgical excision, based on the high recurrence and progressive growth rate of the tumors. However,(More)
Despite the standardization of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC), the rate of bile duct injury (BDI) has risen from 0.2 to 0.5 %. Routine use of intraoperative cholangiography (IOC) has not been widely accepted because of its cost and a lack of evidence concerning its use in preventing BDI. Fluorescent cholangiography (FC), which has recently been advocated(More)
Intraoperative incisionless fluorescent cholangiography (IOIFC) has been described to identify extrahepatic biliary anatomy. Potential advantages of the routine use of intraoperative incisionless fluorescent cholangiography were evaluated in a consecutive series of cases. A total of 45 patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy between January and(More)
Acute elevations of intraabdominal pressure (IAP) are seen in many clinical scenarios with a consequent elevation in intracranial pressure (ICP). With the optic nerve sheath (ONS) being a part of the dura mater and the optic nerve surrounded by cerebral spinal fluid, a change in pressure within the subarachnoid space would be detected by ultrasonography,(More)
Measurements of optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) with noninvasive ocular ultrasonography have been shown to be accurate in determining increased intracranial pressure. Obesity is associated with chronic increases in intraabdominal pressure that could consequently result in intracranial hypertension. By utilizing ONSD ultrasonographic measurements, we(More)
LSG is widely accepted as a definitive treatment for obesity. Due to lack of large series with long-term follow-up, disagreement remains regarding its safety and efficacy. We present a series of 1020 consecutive LSGs performed with long-term follow-up. A retrospective review of a prospectively collected database was conducted on patients who underwent LSG(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this presentation is to investigate the effects and feasibility of laparoscopic cholecystectomy during pregnancy. METHODS AND PROCEDURES We present three pregnant patients who underwent a laparoscopic cholecystectomy for biliary colic during the early second and early third trimester of pregnancy. We also reviewed the literature(More)
Incisional hernias remain a significant complication of abdominal surgeries. Primary closure of the hernia defect has been suggested to improve long-term abdominal wall function. However, this can be technically challenging and time consuming. This study describes laparoscopic use of non-absorbable barbed sutures in primary closure of hernia defects in(More)
The Global Operative Assessment of Laparoscopic Skill (GOALS) is one validated metric utilized to grade laparoscopic skills and has been utilized to score recorded operative videos. To facilitate easier viewing of these recorded videos, we are developing novel techniques to enable surgeons to view these videos. The objective of this study is to determine(More)
BACKGROUND In the current debate on the indications for the laparoscopic treatment of symptomatic simple hepatic cysts, we emphasize the importance of the exact indications, practicing in an area endemic for hepatic hydatidosis. 8 years ago we started treating laparoscopically the simple hepatic cysts and the polycystosis. Although the laparoscopic approach(More)