Gaetana D'Agostino

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BACKGROUND Aim of the study is to evaluate the advantages of the surgical technique for the treatment of complex anal and rectovaginal fistulas by means of an endorectal mucosal flap and the removal of the fistular tract. The surgical removal of a fistular tract can lead to incontinence troubles, mostly for high complex transsphincteric fistulas. The(More)
Only few studies are available on sleep disorders in Angelman syndrome (AS), a neurodevelopmental disorder with several behavior disturbances. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of sleep disorders in a relatively large group of AS subjects, compared to that of age-matched controls. Forty-nine consecutive parents of patients with AS (26(More)
AIM Surgical resection usually represents the treatment of choice for solitary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in cirrhotic patients, with well preserved liver function; local ablative strategies are the best treatment option for patients with small tumors who are not candidates for surgical resection or liver transplantation. Several studies showed that(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment of hemorrhoids has changed throughout the latter years. In selected cases hemorrhoidectomy with circular stapler, in personal opinion, is the best surgical technique. The goal of the present study is to evaluate the therapeutic results of hemorrhoidectomy by means of the above technique in 150 consecutive cases. METHODS From March(More)
An additional C-positive band in the centromeric region (p11) was observed in a man. By GTG- and RBA-techniques it was positively stained but by QFQ-technique the staining intensity was negative. Although he was identified through fetal loss in his wife, it apparently represents a familial variant whose clinical significance is unknown.
A 29 year old woman, primipara, at 26 weeks' gestation had been undergone, five years before, a total thyroidectomy owing to a mixed papillary-follicular carcinoma of thyroid. After thyroidectomy the patient was placed on suppressive thyroxine treatment. Since she was 22 years old she suffered from recurrent renal colics and cholelithiasis. For these(More)
AIM Radiofrequency (RF) for the treatment of hepatic neoplasms can be performed through percutaneous, laparoscopic or open surgery. The aim of this study was to point out the details of the role of open RF (ORF). METHODS Between November 2002 and November 2003, we performed 13 ORFs. Seven patients had an association with chronic liver cirrhosis. With the(More)
In Italy 6.5% of cancer deaths can be attributed to localized colorectal cancer of which rectal cancer alone accounts for 33%. The introduction of mechanical staplers and new techniques (colo-anal anastomosis) into colon surgery has led to a drastic reduction in indications for Miles' operation in favour of techniques which aim to conserve the sphincter.(More)