Giuseppe Currò

Learn More
The use of prosthetic material to prevent incisional hernia in clean-contaminated procedures as bariatric surgery remains controversial. We present our experience on 45 consecutive morbidly obese patients undergoing biliopancreatic diversion that was closed using a polypropylene mesh. Moreover, we reviewed the outcome of the 50 previous consecutive obese(More)
SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Our study aimed to evaluate the role of elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in children with sickle cell disease (SCD) and asymptomatic cholelithiasis and, furthermore, to determine whether the outcome is related to the operation timing. METHODS The records of 30 children with SCD diagnosed with cholelithiasis from June 1995(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to determine whether laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a safe and advisable procedure in Child-Pugh C cirrhotic patients with symptomatic cholelithiasis. METHODS The records of 42 laparoscopic cholecystectomies performed between January 1995 and February 2004 in patients with Child-Pugh A, B, and C cirrhosis were retrospectively(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND Intraoperative blood loss during liver resection remains a major concern due to its association with higher postoperative complications and shorter long-term survival. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and safety of a novel concept for liver resection using a radiofrequency energy-assisted technique. METHODS From(More)
Segmental hepatectomy is appealing for several reasons including preservation of liver parenchyma, reduction of intraoperative blood loss, and blood replacement by dividing tissues along the anatomic planes. A simple technique guided by intraoperative ultrasound is described here using radio-frequency energy to create coagulative desiccation of segmental or(More)
BACKGROUND Radio-frequency-assisted liver resection has been shown to allow virtually bloodless procedures without the need for vascular exclusion manoeuvres. Our primary end-point was to evaluate safety and feasibility of RF-assisted liver resection in cirrhotic patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. Our second end-point was to assess whether the(More)
BACKGROUND Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) and single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) have been proposed as different solutions to further minimize the invasiveness of laparoscopy. In this article, we present our experience with NOTES and SILS over the last few years, trying to focus on identifying which technique should be(More)
BACKGROUND Despite recent advances in organ preservation, immunosuppression, and surgical techniques, the biliary tree is still considered the Achilles' heel of liver transplantation. The aim of this study is to retrospectively analyze the incidence of biliary complications and identify risk factors that might predispose to the development of biliary(More)
BACKGROUND A prospective randomized comparison of three-dimensional (3D) versus two-dimensional (2D) imaging during elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC), both performed separately by an advanced laparoscopic surgeon and by a surgeon experienced in open surgical procedures but a novice at laparoscopic procedures, was designed to address the issue of(More)