Giorgio Carlo Ginesu

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Bouveret’s syndrome (gastric outlet obstruction due to impaction of a stone) is a rare variant of gallstone ileus. A recently observed case led us to review the literature, with the aim to discuss the recent advances in the management of this rare syndrome. A 69-year-old woman was admitted with symptoms of high intestinal obstruction. Computed tomography(More)
AIM The aim of this case series is to describe the pathophysiological, clinical, and radiological features of Spigelian hernias, and to describe their modern surgical management. MATERIAL OF STUDY We describe the clinical management of four cases of Spigelian hernias, and we discuss the main issues and controversies in the current scientific literature.(More)
We report our experience on 10 patients with primary tumors of the appendix treated at our institution from 1998 to 2005. There were 5 women and 5 men, with a mean age of 59.1 years. Laparotomy was performed in 4 cases; whereas, the other 6 patients underwent laparoscopic exploration: Three operations were completed laparoscopically, and 3 were converted to(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE In the United States, the treatment of choice for the correction of phimosis is circumcision, whereas in European countries, the condition is usually treated by preputial plasty using Duhamel's method or modified versions. We report our experience in correcting phimosis by preputial plasty using transversal widening on the dorsal side(More)
INTRODUCTION Broncho-esophageal fistula is a rare clinical condition which can be manifested with non-specific signs and symptoms. PRESENTATION OF A CASE Here, we report an adult case of a broncho-esophageal fistula in a 43-year-old man referred for chronic cough after fluid food intake and weight loss. Barium swallow, esophagogastroduodenoscopy,(More)
BACKGROUND Totally implantable venous access devices (TIVADs) represent a convenient way for the administration of medications or nutrients. Traditionally, chest ports have been positioned by surgeons in the operating room, however there has been a transition over the years to port insertion by interventional radiologists in the radiology suite. The optimal(More)
Adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) represent one of the cellular populations resident in adipose tissue. They can be recruited under certain stimuli and committed to become preadipocytes, and then mature adipocytes. Controlling stem cell differentiation towards the adipogenic phenotype could have a great impact on future drug development aimed at(More)
BACKGROUND Paragangliomas are rare neoplasms that originate from the neural crest. They are malignant in approximately 10% of cases, with a 50% survival rate at 5 years from diagnosis. In most cases, manifestations of malignancy (such as metastasis) are lacking, and paragangliomas are considered benign lesions. Pancreatic paragangliomas are extremely rare,(More)
Chronic mesenteric ischemia is a clinical condition caused by obstructive or occlusive disease of the mesenteric vessels, with potentially lethal consequences. We describe a case of open multiple revascularization in a patient affected by antiphospholipid syndrome and diffuse atherosclerosis, with an abdominal aortic aneurism, a contracted kidney, a renal(More)
AIM To evaluate the impact of several clinical and pathological factors on the outcomes of surgery for hepatic colorectal cancer metastasis. METHODS Eighty-four liver metastasectomies in 77 consecutive patients with 90 colorectal cancer hepatic metastases were performed in our institution from 2009 to 2014. Surgery was carried out in 75 cases, as two(More)