Federica Papini

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BACKGROUND The elevated serum and peritoneal cytokine concentrations responsible for the systemic response syndrome (SIRS) and multiorgan failure in patients with severe acute pancreatitis lead to high morbidity and mortality rates. Prompted by reports underlining the importance of reducing circulating inflammatory mediators in severe acute pancreatitis, we(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammatory myoglandular polyp (IMGP) is a rare non-neoplastic polyp of the large bowel, commonly with a distal localization (rectosigmoid), obscure in its pathogenesis. Up till now, 60 cases of IMGP have been described in the literature, but none located in the cecum. CASE PRESENTATION We report a case of a 53-year-old man who was admitted to(More)
A non cirrhotic patient with esophageal varices and portal vein thrombosis had recurrent variceal bleeding unsuccessfully controlled by endoscopy and esophageal transection. Emergency transhepatic portography confirmed the thrombosed right branch of the portal vein, while the left branch appeared angulated, shifted and stenotic. A stent was successfully(More)
Title: Inflammatory myoglandular polyp of the cecum: case report and review of literature Authors: Roberto L Meniconi (robmeni@tiscali.it) Roberto Caronna (roberto.caronna@uniroma1.it) Michele Benedetti (micbenei@tin.it) Gianfranco Fanello (gianfranco.fanello@uniroma1.it) Antonio Ciardi (antonio.ciardi@uniroma1.it) Monica Schiratti(More)
Recently, a patient presented with severe acute pancreatitis after biliary self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) placement for palliation of an unresectable pancreatic cancer. This case induced us to consider the risk of acute pancreatitis after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). The use of biliary SEMS represents the best therapeutic(More)
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