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Cholangiocarcinoma is a devastating cancer of biliary origin with limited treatment options. Symptoms are usually evident after blockage of the bile duct by the tumor, and at this late stage, they are relatively resistant to chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Therefore, it is imperative that alternative treatment options are explored. We have previously… (More)
The authors after a review of the literature report a case of anterior tibial artery false aneurysm in a seventeen year old male, due to traumatic sprained ankle during a basketball match. Surgical techniques used in repairing the lesion as well as microsurgical technique for the direct suture of the artery, which allowed to resolve the problem, are… (More)
Fasciola hepatica glutathione S-transferase (FhGST) was isolated from adult worms by glutathione agarose affinity chromatography. SDS-PAGE shows three proteins of M(r) ranging from 29-27.8 kDa. Western immunoblot analyses using SDS-PAGE separated adult worm extracts and probed with a rabbit anti-FhGST antiserum reveal two bands in the same M(r) range. Mice… (More)
The Authors, after an accurate review of the Literature, report their experience in the combined management of aorto-iliac and biliary lesions. Surgical priorities are well specified in order to reduce the possibility of bacterial contamination of the vascular prosthesis.
A number of strategies for the management of vascular graft infections are described in literature. Nevertheless, this serious compliance is still burdened with high rates of morbidity and mortality. At the present the principal efforts are therefore directed towards prevention and early diagnosis. In this view, the authors propose their protocol of study,… (More)
The authors report a case of juvenile vasculopathy in a homocystinuria patient. They point out that thromboembolism may be the only symptomatic expression of this genetically determined metabolic disease. Diagnostic approach and surgical therapy of the vascular lesions as well as medical therapy to prevent further complications are analysed. The opportunity… (More)
Adjuvant chemotherapy is one of the latest and more promising modality of cancer treatment within the multidisciplinary approach to neoplasms. This paper illustrates the biological rationale as well as preliminary evaluation of its effectiveness for bladder carcinoma.
The Authors review the results of more than 2000 cases of lower extremity revascularization, treated from 1969 to 1991 and reported in the literature. They evaluate indications, contraindications and results at 12 and 24 months from operation performed with saphenous vein "in situ" and reversed. Finally they stress the greater reliability of by-passes… (More)