Gino Palone

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Hypocalcemia following parathyroid-sparing total thyroidectomy is frequent and can prolong hospital stay. We undertook this study to identify preoperative predictors of postoperative hypocalcemia useful in the postoperative management of these patients. We examined patients undergoing total thyroidectomy for benign disease with preservation of at least(More)
BACKGROUND Haemorrhoidectomy according to Longo potentially reduces post-operative pain and allows an early return to work. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the technique, the early and especially late complications, and recurrences, in 150 patients. METHODS Between January 2005 and December 2006, we performed 150 consecutive(More)
Hypocalcemia is the most frequent major complication following total thyroidectomy (TT), delaying timely hospital demission. We prospectively evaluated the diagnostic utility of parathyroid hormone (PTH) measured one hour after TT and the delta (post-minus pre-surgery) PTH in order to determine which biomarker best predicted post-surgery hypocalcemia.(More)
The appearance of acute cholecystitis can make to complicate a natural history of cholelitiasis or post-operating time of patients that have concomitant predisposition factors. The best therapy is the cholecystectomy but somewhere for the critical general conditions is too much dangerous to make a surgical procedure. However we need to stabilize patients(More)
Patients with symptomatic gallstones present common bile duct stones in approximately 10% of cases. It is possible to resolve both gallbladder and bile duct stones with a single procedure. The aim of this study is to determine the effectiveness of a single stage procedure for gallbladder and bile duct stones in the elderly patients and to expose the(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY LC is now considered the gold standard in the treatment of cholelithiasis with a minimal incidence of complications, typically, bile peritoneum and hemoperitoneum. METHODOLOGY The Authors wished to verify the possibility of treating complications after LC with a minimally invasive approach. In 1100 LCs over 8 years, they treated 9 bile(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the results obtained using an electrothermal bipolar vessel sealing system (Ligasure Precise), a harmonic curved shears (Harmonic Focus) and traditional technique in total thyroidectomy. We have enrolled 93 patients and assigned randomly to three groups of 31 pt: groups L (Ligasure Precise), F (Harmonic Focus) and C(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with haemorrhoids often present obstructive defecation symptoms. Preoperative they can be classified in three groups: slight, severe and mild symptoms. Aim of this study was to postoperatively evaluate functional outcome in patients who underwent stapled haemorrhoidectomy in mild obstructive defecation syndrome. METHODS We enrolled 98(More)