Giovanni Vitullo

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BACKGROUND There has been a dramatic increase in the number of pancreatic cystic lesions observed in the past two decades but data regarding the prevalence of cysts in the general population are lacking. METHODS All the individuals who undergo CT at the San Marino State Hospital are residents of the Republic of San Marino; their demographic distribution(More)
Spermatic cord liposarcoma is a rare tumor; currently only 161 cases are described in literature. Natural history of these tumors is marked by the high local recurrence rate. Radical surgery represents the therapy of choice whilst uncertain is the role of regional and retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy as well as the usefulness of adjuvant radiotherapy or(More)
OBJECTIVES Radical prostatectomy is actually the gold-standard treatment for organ-confined prostate cancer. Since Schuessler et al. performed the first laparoscopical radical prostatectomy (LRP) in 1992 this surgical approach for prostate cancer treatment has been widely diffused among european urologists. In this study we report our initial experience(More)
BACKGROUND Ghrelin is a natural growth hormone segretagogue (GHS), involved in the biology of a number of diseases such as lung cancer and prostate cancer. The aim of this study is to assess the relationship existing between ghrelin and testosterone, insulin, and PSA in prostate adenocarcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS A patient population and a control(More)
OBJECTIVES Prostate cancer (PC) is the most common neoplasia in men over 50 years of age in western countries. Nowadays, since there are several alternative medical-surgical treatments for this cancer, health-related quality of life (HQoL) evaluation has become very important. The present study deals with the development and the validation of a(More)
OBJECTIVES Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) associated to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) are very common in middle aged and older men. Since BPH, and the related therapies have a significant impact on a patient's Quality of Life (QoL), the health related quality of life (HQoL) evaluation is becoming an important aspect to be considered. The present(More)
OBJECTIVES We report our experience with posterior preperitoneal prosthetic hernioplasty for inguinal hernia in patients undergoing concomitant pelvic surgery for prostatic pathologies. METHODS 172 patients with unilateral or bilateral inguinal hernia underwent posterior preperitoneal prosthetic hernioplasty during pelvic surgery for BPH and malignant(More)
The neoplasms of the penis are extremely rare and have an incidence of 1400 new cases for year in the United States. Higher is the percentage of incidence in Africa and Asia (10-20%) and in some areas of Brasil where the cancer of the penis constitutes 17% of all the male tumors. In Israel this neoplasm is rare, less than 0.1/100000 menfor year, because in(More)
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