Francesca Addis

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Magnetic resonance imaging was used to identify a spinal mass at the level of the 6th-7th cervical vertebral body in a cat. The MRI images were most consistent with the presence of an intradural, extramedullary meningioma that was confirmed by subsequent histological examination.
Atrial fibrillation is the most common form of serious arrhythmia in humans. The therapeutic options offered are medical, surgical, and interventional. The surgical approach is justified in cases of atrial fibrillation already subjected to cardiac surgery for an associated organic heart disease such as a valvular or ischemic disease. A minimally invasive(More)
During our experimental trial we achieved laparoscopic cistectomies with urinary diversion to prove our manual capability with the reconstructive surgery. We executed, on male pigs, 10 cistectomies with urinary diversion using laparoscopic technique. We performed 5 ureterocutaneostomies on 5 pigs and, in the other ones, 5 ureterosigmoidostomies. During UCS(More)
The aim of our research is to develop a laryngeal tissue augmentation technique that will be useful in treating glottal and neoglottal insufficiency. In a previous study the feasibility of insertion of tubular expanded poly-tetrafluoroethylene (e-PTFE) tissue implants into the larynx of a porcine model was demonstrated. In this paper we report the clinical,(More)
BACKGROUND Paragangliomas are rare neoplasms that originate from the neural crest. They are malignant in approximately 10% of cases, with a 50% survival rate at 5 years from diagnosis. In most cases, manifestations of malignancy (such as metastasis) are lacking, and paragangliomas are considered benign lesions. Pancreatic paragangliomas are extremely rare,(More)
AIM To evaluate the impact of several clinical and pathological factors on the outcomes of surgery for hepatic colorectal cancer metastasis. METHODS Eighty-four liver metastasectomies in 77 consecutive patients with 90 colorectal cancer hepatic metastases were performed in our institution from 2009 to 2014. Surgery was carried out in 75 cases, as two(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe an anatomic and surgical approach to the efferent parasympathetic branches of the pterygopalatine ganglia in sheep, with particular reference to the ethmoidal nerve and innervation of nasal and cerebral blood vessels. ANIMALS 12 adult sheep used for monolateral (n = 7) or bilateral (n = 5) ethmoidal neurectomy; 2 sheep used for(More)
INTRODUCTION Broncho-esophageal fistula is a rare clinical condition which can be manifested with non-specific signs and symptoms. PRESENTATION OF A CASE Here, we report an adult case of a broncho-esophageal fistula in a 43-year-old man referred for chronic cough after fluid food intake and weight loss. Barium swallow, esophagogastroduodenoscopy,(More)
Neurilemmomas—or schwannomas—are rare soft tissue tumours involving peripheral nerve sheaths, usually found in the head and neck regions. They can infrequently originate within the tissues of the abdominal wall. Here, we present a case of symptomatic schwannoma of the abdominal wall in a 62-year-old woman referred for abdominal pain in the right iliac(More)