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PURPOSE New hemostatic technologies (NT) are often employed in thyroid surgery in the effort to reduce operating time and complications. The aim of this study is to compare three different hemostatic techniques. METHODS This is a prospective randomized study. There were 150 patients, aged 56 +/- 14 years, randomized for total thyroidectomy with(More)
From January 1, 1970 to December 31, 1979, 425 cases of endometrial carcinoma, FIGO stage I, were treated at the First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Milan. Three different surgical approaches were used: total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and selective pelvic lymphadenectomy was performed in 245 women,(More)
Hydatid disease is quite rare in European countries outside the endemic areas. It occurs most frequently in the liver and lungs. Surgery remains the main treatment modality for hydatid disease of the liver. There is still considerable debate as to whether the best approach is conservative surgery or radical surgery in which the cyst is totally removed(More)
BACKGROUND Bleeding is the main complication and cause of conversion during laparoscopic splenectomy (LS). We present the advantages of the LigaSure vessel sealing system added to the lateral approach for achieving safe vascular control. METHODS We performed 63 consecutive LS in a 3-year period using LigaSure in two affiliated university hospitals. We(More)
BACKGROUND Intraoperative bleeding is the main complication and main cause of conversion during laparoscopic splenectomy (LS). We present the advantages of the use of the Ligasure Vessel Sealing System added to lateral approach for achieving a safe vascular control. METHODS Ligasure is an energy-based device which works applying a precise amount of(More)
Meckel's diverticulum is an uncommon gastrointestinal congenital anomaly that occurs in 1-3% of the population. It is sometimes associated with complications related to the presence of ectopic tissue (obstruction, ulceration, hemmorhage, inflammation, perforation, fistula and tumors). Neoplastic degeneration of Meckel's diverticulum mucosa is rare,(More)