Filippo Tosato

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BACKGROUND Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has emerged as one of the most common diseases in the modern civilization.The immense success of laparoscopic surgery as an effective treatment of GERD has established the minimally invasive surgery as the gold standard for this condition with lower morbidity and mortality, shorter hospital stay, faster(More)
Spontaneous subcapsular splenic hematoma formation without rupture in infectious mononucleosis is a very unusual occurrence. A conservative management is successful in those patients in stable condition. We describe the presentation and the clinical progress of a case in whom a sudden enlargement in hematoma's diameter needed a splenectomy to avoid the risk(More)
The pattern and sites of recurrence were studied in 270 patients with resected Stage I (NO) or Stage II (Nl) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Survival, incidence, and type of intrathoracic locoregional recurrence versus distant extra-thoracic recurrence after surgical excision were analyzed. Prognostic parameters, such as postsurgical stage, histologic(More)
Among the pathologies responsible for dysphagia in the elderly, the aortic compression on the distal oesophagus awakens a certain clinical interest. Cipho-lordosis, which is often present in aged females, worsens the effects of this compression causing other kinkings on the oesophagus already hypokinetic because of the age (presbyoesophagus). This illness(More)
AIM Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) has emerged as one of the most common diseases in modern civilization. We investigated functional evaluation after total fundoplication without division of short gastric vessels and review of literature. METHODS From January 2007 to June 2008 43 patients with chronic gastroesophageal reflux underwent(More)
Intragastric balloon (BIB) is a mechanical restrictive device formed by a silicone wrapper inserted endoscopically in the stomach, filled with 500 cc of physiological blue methyl solution and kept in situ for 6 months. In two years 98 intragastric balloon have been set in 88 patients at the average age of 37.1 years, of 41.9 of BMI and 47.6 kg of weight.(More)
The authors present a case report of an intestinal obstruction due to a relatively big coprolite migrated from a large Meckel's diverticulum to the distal Ileum. The patients apparently healthy and a vegetarian, complained on admission of the absence of emission of faeces and gas since four days before with noticeable abdominal distension. In the physical(More)
Between January 1, 1971, and December 31, 1978, 73 patients with adenocarcinoma of the cardia were treated by total gastrectomy with distal esophagectomy. The continuity of the alimentary tract was restored by esophagojejunostomy using a Roux-Y procedure in 32 patients and jejunal loop interposition in 41 patients. The early postoperative mortality rate was(More)