G.C. De Santis

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Differentiation syndrome (DS) represents a life-threatening complication in patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) undergoing induction therapy with all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) or arsenic trioxide (ATO). It affected about 20-25% of all patients and so far there are no definitive diagnostic criteria. Clinically, DS is characterized by weight(More)
Stapled hemorrhoidopexy is a widely used surgical technique for treating hemorrhoids, although severe complications have been reported. The authors report a rare case of extensive ascending intramural hematoma of the sigmoid colon complicating stapled hemorrhoidopexy, with perforation and hemoperitoneum. Diagnosis was established at CT scan and treatment(More)
The authors report a case of hormonally silent duodenal somatostatinoma. The main clinical features, the natural history and the currently available therapies of these rare neoplasms are described on the basis of this case and of the scientific literature. Although the antiblastic therapies are still debated, the patient showed a surprising outcome(More)