Giorgio Carlo Ginesu

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AIM To assess the usefulness of self-expandable metal stents in the recanalization of cervical and/or hypopharyngeal strictures. MATERIALS AND METHODS We report our experience in 10 patients with inoperable cervical and/or hypopharyngeal strictures treated by implantation of 11 uncovered self-expandable metal stents inserted perorally under fluoroscopic(More)
Neurilemmomas—or schwannomas—are rare soft tissue tumours involving peripheral nerve sheaths, usually found in the head and neck regions. They can infrequently originate within the tissues of the abdominal wall. Here, we present a case of symptomatic schwannoma of the abdominal wall in a 62-year-old woman referred for abdominal pain in the right iliac(More)
INTRODUCTION 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. DISCUSSION A 69-year-old woman was admitted with symptoms of high intestinal(More)
PURPOSE The most common techniques to reconstruct the urethra for severe hypospadias or epispadias involve use of the genital skin. Buccal mucosa free graft is usually used in a second operation due to a paucity of usable genital tissue. We report our experience using buccal mucosa free graft as primary surgery for hypospadias and epispadias. MATERIALS(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 The necessity to obtain a tissue diagnosis of cancer prior to pancreatic surgery still remains an open debate. In fact, a non-negligible percentage of patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) for suspected cancer has a benign lesion at final histology. We describe an approach for patients with diagnostic uncertainty between cancer and(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)
INTRODUCTION Cysts of the liver round ligament are rare and they are benign in the majority of cases. Current literature has been reviewed on this subject. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 22-year-old woman with a history of epigastric pain was admitted at our institution. Computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen showed a 14-mm cystic lesion in the epigastrium. A(More)
OBJECTIVE Deciduoid mesothelioma is a rare variant of malignant epithelioid mesothelioma. It often involves the peritoneum, but also thoracic cases have been reported. The aim of the present review is to describe the demographic, clinical, radiological, and pathological features of such a rare variant of thoracic mesothelioma, and the state of the art(More)
INTRODUCTION Hepatic Portal Venous Gas (HPVG), a rare condition in which gas accumulates in the portal venous circulation, is often associated with a significant underlying pathology, such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, pancreatitis, sepsis, intra-abdominal abscess, endoscopic procedures, mesenteric ischemia, abdominal trauma. (More)