Federico Varoli

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STUDY OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate our personal experience and survival curves after video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomies for stage I lung cancer, in comparison with the results reported in existing literature. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of our experience and an overview of literature. SETTING Department of Surgery,(More)
Pyrethroid insecticides have recently been linked to endocrine disruption. Endocrine disrupting chemicals have been defined as exogenous agents that interfere with the synthesis, secretion, binding, action, or elimination of natural hormones in the body. Previous research conducted in our laboratory suggests that perinatal exposure to fenvalerate, a type-II(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES Personal results and validity of videothoracoscopic (VTS) approach to primary mediastinal diseases are analyzed. DESIGN Retrospective review of personal experience. SETTING Department of Surgery, San Giuseppe Hospital, University of Milano, Italy. PATIENTS From September 1991 to January 1999, of a personal series of 1,653 VTS(More)
1. Background We developed this surgical protocol about performing intraoperative laparoscopy for staging in every patient affected by stomach cancer. Sensitivity and specificity of intraoperative laparoscopy are compared with conventional preoperative staging techniques.2. Methods From January 1994 to June 1999, 83 patients affected by stomach cancer were(More)
BACKGROUND Oesophageal leiomyomas are usually so easily removed that thoracotomy seems out of proportion and thoracoscopic removal is therefore highly desirable. METHODS Out of a total of 1003 thoracoscopic operations undertaken between July 1991 and December 1996, seven patients underwent thoracoscopic removal of oesophageal leiomyoma. All of them had(More)
The effects of maternal prenatal exposure to picrotoxin (0.75 mg/kg S.C. days 16-19 of pregnancy) in male rat offspring were observed. Adult sexually experienced and inexperienced animals were evaluated for heterotypical sexual behavior, as well as the testosterone plasma levels and striatal neurotransmitters. In relation to sexual behavior and analysis of(More)
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