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AIM Knowledge of axillary lymph node status is a key aid to staging and prognosis and it represents a guideline for adjuvant therapy in breast cancer. Despite the morbidity it causes, complete axillary dissection was long the mainstay of treatment. Sentinel lymph node biopsy has proved so reliable in the evaluation of node involvement that axillary node(More)
PURPOSE Abdominal rectopexy is the preferred surgical technique for the treatment of total rectal prolapse. In many reported series, its results are impaired by induced constipation. Lateral rectal ligaments preservation could prevent constipation but increase recurrence rates. We report anatomic and functional results of abdominal Orr-Loygue ventral(More)
BACKGROUND An ulcer is a trophic lesion with loss of tissue that often has a multifactorial genesis. It typically diverges from the physiologic processes of regeneration because it rarely tends to heal spontaneously. In this study, we used purified adipose-derived stem and regenerative cells (ADRCs) extracted from autologous fat, for the care of chronic(More)
BACKGROUND Seroma formation after axillary dissection remains the most common early sequel to breast cancer surgery. Different surgical approaches have been performed to reduce seroma collection. Therefore, we aimed to assess the outcome of patients operated on using an ultrasound scalpel according to a standardized operative technique before accepting it(More)
Increased insulin-like growth factor (igf) signalling has been observed in breast cancer, including endocrine-responsive cancers, and has been linked to disease progression and recurrence. In particular, igf-1 has the ability to induce and promote lymphangiogenesis through the induction of vascular endothelial growth factor C (vegfc). In the present study,(More)
UNLABELLED Axillary lymphadenectomy remains an integral part of breast cancer treatment, yet seroma formation occurs in 15-85% of cases. Among the methods employed to reduce seroma magnitude and duration, fibrin glue has been proposed in numerous studies with controversial RESULTS Sixty patients underwent quadrantectomy or mastectomy with level I/II(More)
BACKGROUND Axillary lymphadenectomy remains an integral part of breast cancer treatment, yet seroma formation occurs in 15% to 85% of cases. Among methods employed to reduce seroma magnitude and duration, fibrin glue has been proposed in numerous studies, with controversial results. METHODS Fifty patients underwent quadrantectomy or mastectomy with level(More)
We report a rare case of primitive umbilical endometriosis associated with umbilical hernia, which required wide umbilical resection and immediate reconstruction performed according to a recently described technique. A wide resection of the peritoneal sac was performed because of the possible presence of endometrial tissue inside. The hernia was repaired(More)
STUDY AIM The aim of this prospective multicentric non-randomised trial was to report the complications of the central venous catheter insertion with different techniques and to assess the advantages of the low lateral approach to the internal jugular vein, according to the technique originally described by Jernigan et al, with our own modifications. (More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a potent stimulator of angiogenesis, associated with unfavorable clinical characteristics in breast cancer. The aim of this study was to evaluate different angiogenic markers in endocrine-positive breast cancer patients. The authors analyzed serum and tumor samples from 71 patients with endocrine-positive(More)