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The authors report their experience in the treatment of perforated peptic ulcer. From August 1992 to December 1995 a total of 23 patients (14 cases of gastric ulcer and 9 cases of duodenal ulcer), mean age 67.5 years, underwent emergency surgery for perforated peptic ulcer. The operations performed included: simple gastrorrhaphy in 19 cases (11 for gastric(More)
Carcinoid tumors are infrequent but not exceptional neoplasias. The gastroenteric tract is affected in 80% of cases and almost half of these involve the appendix where they almost always represent an occasional finding after appendicectomy due to acute or subacute appendicitis. Although they have a low malignancy potential in this site, with a reduced index(More)
Sacrococcygeal pilonidal disease may take a variety of forms: a silent chronic form, acute with abscess and a chronic or acute form with fistula. In the acute form surgery consists of the incision and evacuation of the purulent matter, postponing definitive surgery to a second phase, which is not always necessary, considering that in 60% of cases patients(More)
Morgagni-Larrey's hernias, which are both infrequent and generally asymptomatic, are often diagnosed by chance during routine diagnostic tests performed for other pathologies. Usually congenital in adults, they are often small or only take the form of a pre-hernia lipoma. Intestinal occlusion is rarely described and frequently entails diagnostic(More)
A case of Mondor's disease is described. They remark etiopathogenesis and clinical signs of this rare disease that affects thoraco-epigastric vein or one of its confluents. They point to the benignity of the disease that tends to evolve to a spontaneous healing in a few weeks. Authors confirm the advisability of performing appropriate exams to exclude(More)
After a review of the aetiological, clinical and diagnostic aspects of acute pancreatitis, personal experience is reported of the prognostic indications supplied by the analysis of certain simple haematic parameters. The reliability of the results is confirmed. This technique will be used in a personal diagnostic and therapeutic protocol as a means of early(More)
Chyloperitoneum following traumatic rupture of the subdiaphragmatic thoracic duct is a very rare lesion and in fact no case was found when reviewing the last five years of international literature. The authors report a case of traumatic chyloperitoneum caused by a penetrating sidearm wound in a young 19-year-old woman. Emergency exploratory laparotomy(More)