Giuseppe Pedullà

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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 Isolated colon lipomas are rare benign tumors. We herein conducted a systematic review of the literature to identify clinical characteristic, diagnostic and treatment options. MATERIALS AND METHODS A search for relevant studies was conducted in Scopus, Embase and Medline databases until the end of May 2014. The search terms were "colonic lipoma and(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)
Peliosis hepatis (PH) is a disease characterized by multiple and small, blood-filled cysts within the parenchymatous organs. PH is a very rare disease, more common in adults, and when it affects the liver, it comes to the surgeon's attention only in an extremely urgent situation after the lesion's rupture with the resulting hemoperitoneum. This report(More)
Multifocal fibrosclerosis is a very rare fibroproliferative syndrome involving multiple organ systems. In our report we present the case of multifocal sclerosing thyroiditis characterized by multiple fibroelastic foci similar to breast “radial scar”, which can be misdiagnosed as multifocal papillary carcinoma. The diagnosis of multifocal sclerosing(More)
Type I Neurofibromatosis (NF1) is an autosomal-dominant inheritable disorder, with an incidence of 1:3,000, and a prevalence of 1:4,000 to 5,000. Pathogenesis is based on mutations of the NF1 gene, a tumor suppressor gene encoding a cytoplasmic protein named neurofibromin that controls cellular proliferation. Patients affected by NF1 typically present with(More)