Federica Andreoli

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BACKGROUND The best surgical technique for sacrococcygeal pilonidal disease is still controversial. The aim of this randomized prospective trial was to compare both the results of Limberg flap procedure and primary closure. METHODS A total of 260 patients with sacrococcygeal pilonidal disease were assigned randomly to undergo Limberg flap procedure or(More)
After curative resection for gastric adenocarcinoma, 103 patients, all with positive nodes, were randomised so that 48 received adjuvant chemotherapy of epidoxorubicin (EPI) 75 mg m-2 on day 1, leucovorin (LV) 200 mg m-2 on days 1-3 and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) 450 mg m-2 on days 1-3, every 21 days for 7 months, whereas the remaining 55 did not. During the(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to define any benefits in terms of early outcome for laparoscopic colectomy in patients over 75 years old (OP) compared with the outcomes of a younger populations (YP). METHODS Forty elderly patients undergoing laparoscopic colectomy for colorectal cancer between 2007-2011 were studied, the patients are divided for(More)
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) of the duodenum are rare neoplasms. The optimal surgical procedure is debated and several options ranging from limited resections to pancreaticoduodenectomy have been reported. The laparoscopic approach has been validated for gastric GISTs, but it does not yet represent a standard technique for tumors of the duodenum.(More)
Use of ileal segments to re-establish intestinal continuity after colorectal resection is a well-established method but indications are rare. Rectal lesions are nowadays treated more and more often by anterior resection or "pull-through" methods are increasingly common and have benefited from improvement of anastomotic techniques and use of mechanical(More)
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