Fabrizio di Francesco

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A 60-year-old male underwent orthotopic liver transplantation because of hepatitis C virus related cirrhosis. After 12 d, the patient underwent re-transplantation due to primary graft non function. One year later the patient developed a thrombosis of the main portal vein needing a surgical revision. After 11 years the patient was operated on because of a(More)
Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary diseases has been used since the early 1990s, yet its impact on intraoperative and postoperative morbidity has not yet been fully evaluated. This report aims to provide a retrospective analysis of the literature and the authors’ clinical experience with VATS in pulmonary(More)
Background: Indications for the use of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy are a controversial matter. This study aims to provide a retrospective evaluation of VATS lobectomy in typical bronchopulmonary carcinoids. Methods: Patient selection criteria for VATS lobectomy were as follows: (a) typical carcinoids with clear diagnosis; (b) centrally(More)
The radiologic evaluation of the transplanted bowel is largely unknown and rather complex because it involves several techniques that depend on indications and times that have not been fully defined. From December 2000 to November 2002 in the Section of Radiology I of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Modena, Italy), 11 patients with transplanted(More)
A very simple technique to repair a superior lumbar hernia is described. The location of this type of hernia, also known as the Grynfeltt–Lesshaft hernia, is defined by a triangle placed in the lumbar region. An unusual case of a 67-year-old woman with a superior lumbar hernia is reported. The diagnosis was made by physical examination. The defect of the(More)
Split-Liver and living-related donor liver transplantation are the newest and both technically and ethically most challenging developments in liver transplantation and have contributed to a reduction in donor shortage. We report the technical aspects of surgical procedures performed to achieve a partial graft from a cadaveric and a live donor.
A cavernomatous transformation of the extrahepatic portion of the portal vein is a common cause of chronic portal hypertension in children. A few attempts at radiological interventions have been reported, but have rarely been successful. In this report, a surgical Meso-Rex bypass was performed to treat complicated prehepatic portal hypertension, after the(More)
Objective: The purpose of this report is to review our experience of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) major pulmonary resections. Methods: From January 1993 to December 1999 we proposed VATS, for major pulmonary resections, with these indications: benign lesions and solitary metastases not removable by wedge resection and stage I non-small cell lung(More)
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