Giuseppa Giacobbe

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BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS This study examines efficacy, outcome, and complications of endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) for large (> or = 20 mm) and giant (> or = 40 mm) sessile and flat colorectal polyps. PATIENTS AND METHODS All EMRs carried out at our institution over a 9-year period, for large and giant sessile and flat colorectal polyps with an(More)
AIM The aim of this paper was to evaluate the outcome of endoscopic resection (ER) for pedunculated and non-pedunculated colorectal neoplasms exceeding 4 cm in size. METHODS All patients with a colorectal neoplasms measuring 4 cm or more, who underwent ER at our institution between January 1996 and December 2008 were included in the study. RESULTS In(More)
BACKGROUND Even though many types of reconstruction after total gastrectomy have been proposed to reduce postgastrectomy syndromes, choosing a method that would further improve the quality of life and nutrition of the gastrectomized patient is controversial. Hunt-Lawrence single pouch reconstruction seems to obtain better results compared with the more(More)
We report a case of an 84-year-old woman with a history of resected cutaneous melanoma who presented with asthenia, weight loss, and severe anemia. An esophagogastroduodenoscopy showed five black-pigmented submucosal tumors with large ulcerations in the antrum of the stomach and in the duodenum, suspected metastases from melanoma. Histopathological(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term outcome of antireflux operations as well as pre- and postoperative parameters able to predict their clinical results are still controversial. The aim of the present study was to evaluate long-term quality of life of patients undergoing open fundoplication for chronic GERD and to investigate pre- and early postoperative functional(More)
AIM To examine the efficacy and complications of colonoscopic resection of colorectal polypoid lesions. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 1354 polypectomies performed on 1038 patients over a ten-year period. One hundred and sixty of these were performed for large polyps, those measuring > or = 20 mm. Size, shape, location, histology, the technique of(More)
In an attempt to evaluate ten years of surgical treatment of gynaecomastia, we analysed the incidence of complications and the quality of the results in a group of patients classified according to Simon. Over the decade 1992-2002, 107 patients with gynaecomastia aged from 17 to 79 years were treated. The prevalent surgical approach was subcutaneous(More)
The present study aimed to elucidate the differences in depression, anxiety, anger, and quality of life in a sample of non-psychiatric IBS patients, starting from the hypothesis that IBS subtypes may have different symptomatic expressions of negative emotions with different outcomes on quality of life measures. Forty-two constipation-predominant IBS (C-IBS)(More)
BACKGROUND Barrett's esophagus (BE) is a premalignant condition for the development of esophageal adenocarcinoma. Recently, many endoscopic therapies based on thermal or photobiologic ablation of BE have been provided, with positive short-term results in 60-100% of cases, but long-term results are still lacking. The aim of this study is to evaluate(More)
After mastodynia, nipple discharge is the second most frequent condition that brings women to the attention of breast clinics. Seven types of nipple discharge exist: milky, multicolored, purulent, clear-watery, serous, pink or serosanguineous, brown or reddish-brown. From January 1982 to January 2003 we observed 2818 patients with nipple discharge (range:(More)