Francesca Destro

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INTRODUCTION Ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) is the most common pediatric obstructive uropathy. We report our 8-year experience with the use of a retroperitoneal laparoscopic-assisted pyeloplasty (one-trocar-assisted pyeloplasty [OTAP]). MATERIALS AND METHODS This is a retrospective analysis of 88 patients treated in 8 years. Surgery was(More)
Although it is virtually impossible to formulate a scheme that can satisfactorily collect all different types of vaginal malformations, a simple classification would be of a considerable value and would permit logical operative decisions. Many classifications of anomalies of uterus and vagina have been proposed: we find them unsatisfactory and confusing,(More)
Omental torsion is an underdiagnosed cause of acute abdomen in children. Most cases occur in adults, with only 15% presenting in children. It is estimated that omental infarct is found in approximately 0.1 to 0.5% of children undergoing operations for appendicitis. It may present with various signs and symptoms, although the clinical presentation usually(More)
PURPOSE To report our 14 years experience with the laparoscopic-assisted anorectal pull-through (LAARP) for the treatment of male neonates with high imperforate anus. MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed all medical charts of patients who underwent LAARP from January 2001 to January 2015 collecting information regarding demographic data, associated(More)
As the number of young girls subjected to chemo and radiotherapy is steadily increasing it is our duty to try to preserve their future fertility and ovarian function. A possibility is to collect ovarian samples, cryopreserve them and reimplant the tissue when the treatments are over. We report our 11 year experience with the use of laparoscopy to collect(More)