Fabio Castaldi

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Over the past few years, incidental thyroid microcarcinoma has become a frequent disease and its incidence in some reports is considerable. Discovering new cases depends on the extended indications for total thyroidectomy for benign disease, on progress in the field of diagnostic instruments (ultrasound, scintigram, fine needle biopsy for cytology, CT scan,(More)
Adrenal myelolipoma is an uncommon tumour of the adrenal gland, usually unilateral, frequently associated with hypertension and obesity, with a benign biological behaviour and without hormonal activity, first described in 1905. The neoplasm consists of adipose tissue and myelopoietic cells of the bone marrow. These tumours have a very slow but continued(More)
In 1991 Delaitre and Maignien described the first laparoscopic splenectomy, since when a rapid spread of this technique has been observed and the procedure has become the gold standard in the surgical management of benign and malignant haematological diseases. In the present study, the results of the first 30 laparoscopic splenectomies performed at the(More)
Soil moisture hampers the estimation of soil variables such as clay content from remote and proximal sensing data, reducing the strength of the relevant spectral absorption features. In the present study, two different strategies have been evaluated for their ability to minimize the influence of soil moisture on clay estimation by using soil spectra(More)
Zenker's diverticula commonly occur in the elderly, and quality of life is often impaired by typical symptoms such as dysphagia, regurgitation, halitosis, cough and aspiration pneumonia, malnutrition and weight loss. The "gold standard" treatment for pharyngo-oesophageal diverticula is the resection of the sac via left lateral cervicotomy and(More)
We describe the case of a young woman with a recurrent right Bernard-Horner's syndrome associated with the onset of intermittent supraclavicular mass. Surgical excision of the mass revealed the endometrial pattern of the tumor and the close relationship between Bernard-Horner's syndrome and thoracic endometriosis. No other case of this syndrome has been(More)
We hereby present the case of a 55-year-old woman with an iatrogenic tracheal laceration that occurred during double lumen intubation for left pneumonectomy. Conservative treatment was performed and the patient was discharged 12 days after surgery. No major sequelae after 3 months of follow-up were observed.
In this paper a single institution experience in laparoscopic treatment of splenic flexure tumors (SFT) is reported. Low incidence of these tumors and complexity of the procedure make the laparoscopic resection not diffuse and not well standardized. Since 2004, in a specific database, we prospectively record clinicopathological features and outcome of all(More)
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