Francesca Mosella

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Recent reports have demonstrated a reduction in the morbidity and mortality of pancreatic resections and improvement in the 5-actuarial survival for patients with resected ductal adenocarcinoma. However, the prognosis for patients with lymph node metastases remains uncertain. The purpose of this study is to determine if the presence of lymph node metastases(More)
Esophageal infections may be caused by diverse pathogens that alter the mucosal lining and produce mild symptoms or sometimes critical clinical diseases with a high risk of mortality, particularly among the immunocompromised. The most common causes of infectious esophagitis are: herpes virus, candida, cytomegalovirus (CMV), and human immunodeficiency virus(More)
AIM Milligan-Morgan operation is still considered the treatment of choice for IV-degree haemorrhoids: it is frequently associated with significant postoperative pain and prolonged hospital stay. Many instruments were conceived to reduce these complications, such as the LigaSure™ (LS) system, a combination of radiofrequency and pressure that seems mainly(More)
Introduction. Milligan-Morgan haemorrhoidectomy performed with LigaSure system (LS) seems to be mainly effective where a large tissue demolition is required. This randomized study is designed to compare LigaSure haemorrohidectomy with conventional diathermy (CD) for treatment of IV-degree haemorrhoids. Methods. 52 patients with IV-degree haemorrhoids were(More)
BACKGROUND This is an incident series of five dialysis patients with late-diagnosed calcific uraemic arteriolophathy (CUA), severe uncontrolled hyperparathyroidism and infected skin ulcerations. METHODS A multimodal intervention was based on wound care, antibiotics, surgical debridement, sodium thiosulphate and cinacalcet and associated with regression of(More)
INTRODUCTION Mucocele is a rare pathology of the appendix characterized by expansion of the lumen for a slow storage of mucous. Represents the 0.2-0.3% of all the appendectomies. Clinical signs and the symptoms are similar to those of the acute appendicitis, while the disease is occasionally recorded and the diagnosis is essentially histological. AIM OF(More)
On the basis of a review of the literature and description of a clinical case, the aim of this paper was to evaluate the role of pancreaticoduodenectomy as the primary therapeutic choice in a rare, serious condition such as cystic dystrophy of the duodenal wall in heterotopic pancreas. The diagnosis is difficult because of the non-specific clinical(More)
INTRODUCTION Calcific uremic arteriolopathy (CUA; CALCYPHILAXIS) is a syndrome that occurs prevalently in patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis. It is characterized by the medial calcification of skin small arteries leading to necrotic lesions. Several risk factors have been identified: obesity, female gender, diabetes mellitus,(More)
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