Giuseppe D'Ermo

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Lumbar hernias, which are rare hernias of the posterolateral abdominal wall, can be divided into two groups: primary lumbar hernias, often the expression of a congenital defect, which typically arise in two areas of weakness, the superior triangle and inferior triangle and acquired (or diffuse) lumbar hernias which are usually due to previous lumbar trauma(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are involved in cancer biology. Expression of MMP7 (matrilysin) in colorectal cancer is associated with metastatic disease even though it is expressed in most tumour states. In the present study, our purpose was to analyze MMP7 in bowel and lymph nodes of different tumour stages and to evaluate its expression(More)
INTRODUCTION Breast phyllodes tumors (PT) are uncommon fibroepithelial lesions having potential malignant features. These tumors have characteristic features, like pleomorphism, mitoses and overgrowth of the stroma with possible infiltrative margins. The clinical behaviour could be unpredictable, since the relatively high recurrence rate despite correct(More)
Gatrointestinal duplications are rare congenital anomalies, usually detected prenatally or in the first two years of life, although they can be diagnosed even in older age. Within the abdomen, a small bowel location is the most frequent (more than 50% of cases), while colonic site accounts for 17% of patients; transverse colonic location is very rare. These(More)
OBJECTIVE Primary aldosteronism (PA) represents the main cause of endocrine secondary arterial hypertension in which aldosterone production is inappropriately elevated. Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is an endocrine disease characterized by hypercalcemia due to overproduction of parathyroid hormone (PTH). Although these two endocrine pathologies are(More)
INTRODUCTION Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) arising in the duodenum represent a rare entity and can be very demanding to manage. The diagnosis can be difficult (as these tumors can be misdiagnosed as pancreatic head tumors), and to treat owing to the complex anatomy of the duodenum and of the pancreatic head. Complete resection may require(More)
BACKGROUND Axillary node dissection (ALND) is affected by various complications, (hematoma, seroma, lymphocele, infections). The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Harmonic Focus (HF) in reducing these complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS 92 patients requiring ALND, were divided into two group: Group A (HF) (33 women, 14 men), and(More)
AIM Objective of the present study was the evaluation of the efficacy of the low ligation of the inferior mesenteric artery with lymphadenectomy at the root in rectosigmoid resection for advanced cancer by laparoscopic approach. METHODS Ninety-two elderly patients with stage III tumors were retrospectively divided into three groups: low ligation of(More)
Type 1 neurofibromatosis is a relatively common inherited disease of the nervous system, with a frequency of almost 1 in 3000. It is associated with neurofibromas of various sites. Our case report is about the surgical management of a giant neurofibroma of the right gluteal fold in a 46-year-old male with NF1. The patient presented with increasing edema and(More)
Hyperthyroidism patients can develop atrial fibrillation (AF) with a frequency range between 10 and 25%. The Authors consider 256 hyperthyroid patients operated in their Department, from 1985 to 2001. Before and after surgery, thyroid examination, routine blood tests and common diagnostic evaluations were performed. The follow-up has been 12 months and(More)