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This study reviewed all single experience of splenic injuries after colonoscopy in the last 40 years to define the possible risk factors and the management of this complication. A MEDLINE and a PubMed search was undertaken to identify articles in English, French, Spanish, and Italian from 1974 to 2012 using the key words: "splenic injury," "splenic(More)
BACKGROUND Thymectomy (Tx) is a common therapeutic option to treat myasthenia gravis (MG), but its effects on the immune system are still obscure in humans. OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate long-term immunologic effects of therapeutic Tx in patients with MG. METHODS T- and B-cell subsets and T-cell repertoire were analyzed in 35 patients with MG, 16 with(More)
INTRODUCTION Gallbladder cancer (GBC) is the fifth most common neoplasm of the gastrointestinal tract and the most common cancer of the biliary tract. GBC is suspected preoperatively in only 30-40% of patients. The other 60-70% are discovered incidentally (IGBC) by the pathologist on a gallbladder specimen following cholecystectomy for benign diseases such(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this systematic review is to evaluate and compare the risk of dissemination metastasis (wound, port-side metastases and peritoneal seeding) after laparoscopic colorectal surgery and conventional open surgery for colorectal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS The Authors searched relevant randomized controlled trials between January 1998(More)
AIM To evaluate the impact of incidental gallbladder cancer on surgical experience. METHODS Between 1998 and 2008 all cases of cholecystectomy at two divisions of general surgery, one university based and one at a public hospital, were retrospectively reviewed. Gallbladder pathology was diagnosed by history, physical examination, and laboratory and(More)
AIM To verify the utility of fluorescent cholangiography for more rigorous identification of the extrahepatic biliary system. METHODS MEDLINE and PubMed searches were performed using the key words "fluorescent cholangiography", "fluorescent angiography", "intraoperative fluorescent imaging", and "laparoscopic cholecystectomy" in order to identify relevant(More)
Aimed to evaluate the postoperative pain and other complications among two cohorts of patients undergone transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) and totally extraperitoneal (TEP) laparoscopic hernia repairs with mechanical fixation, the chart of 305 TAPP and 134 TEP for bilateral not recurrent inguinal hernias were reviewed. The postoperative pain was assessed(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to evaluate the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). METHODS Retrospective observational case series. A group of 23 patients (22 men and 1 woman, age range 34-62 years, median age 47 years) with diagnosis of CSC, confirmed by fluorescein angiogram, and a(More)
Primary intestinal lymphangiectasia is a rare disorder, characterized by hypoproteinemia due to obstruction of the intestinal lymphatic vessels and loss of lymph fluid in the gastrointestinal tract. The case of a 3-month old patient with protein-losing enteropathy due to a primitive intestinal lymphangiectasia diagnosed with duodenal histology is reported.(More)
BACKGROUND Breast cancer (BC) remains principally a disease of old ages; with 35-50% of cases occurring in women older than 65 years. Even mortality for cancer increases with aging: 19.7% between 65 and 74 years; 22.6% between 75 and 84 years; and 15.1% in 85 years or more. METHODS A search was performed on Medline, Embase, Scopus using the following Key(More)