Gaetano Vincenzo Cunsolo

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PURPOSE Procalcitonin (PCT) is a biomarker used to help sepsis diagnosing and monitoring and guide antibiotic therapy. Anastomotic leak (AL) after colorectal surgery is a severe complication associated with relevant short- and long-term sequelae. The aim of our study is to assess the predictive value of PCT levels to early diagnose AL after colorectal(More)
Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has dramatically changed the natural history of HIV-1-infected patients leading to increased survival and a better quality of life. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections are common among HIV-1-infected subjects and represent the most important risk factors for hepatocellular carcinoma(More)
BACKGROUND Solid-pseudopapillary neoplasms (SPNs) of the pancreas are infrequent tumors since, as of 2014, only 2744 patients have been described. Its rarity, unclear histogenesis, pleomorphic aspect on radiology (cystic, solid or mixed) and unpredictable biological behavior with an insidious high-grade malignant potential make SPN difficult to recognize(More)
AIM To demonstrate the utility of the renal artery embolization (RAE) in the dissection of gross neoplasms and the reduction in blood loss and operative time. CASE REPORT We report a case of a gross left renal neoplasm (with the diameter of about 12 cm) in a 45 years old Caucasian female who underwent to renal artery embolization 24 hours before left(More)
We commend Lin et al. [1] for having demonstrated how safe, feasible, and successful laparoscopy is in expert hands in the setting of diagnosis and treatment of hemodynamically stable patients sustaining penetrating abdominal trauma (PAT) from stab wounds. Furthermore, we concur with Brand [2] in the opinion of identifying the types of PAT most suitable for(More)
Xanthogranulomatous inflammation (XGI) is a disease of unknown origin, most frequently described in the kidney and gallbladder; its localization in the colorectal tract is extremely rare. The extension of the typical inflammatory process to the surrounding tissues may lead to misdiagnosis as cancer. We report the case of a 56-year-old woman presenting to(More)
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