L. Rizzoti

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BACKGROUND Splenectomy is indicated in patients with thalassemia major when they develop hypersplenism with subsequent need for increased transfusions. Extreme splenomegaly is considered a restrictive factor for laparoscopic splenectomy in these patients. METHODS Laparoscopic splenectomy was undertaken in 12 beta-thalassemia major patients with massive(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is accompanied by significant increase of the respiratory system elastic and resistive properties. These changes are completely abolished after peritoneal deflation. In the present study we examine the volume and flow dependence of respiratory mechanics during four operation phases. METHODOLOGY Airway pressure(More)
Background: Splenectomy is indicated in patients with thalassemia major when they develop hypersplenism with subsequent need for increased transfusions. Extreme splenomegaly is considered a restrictive factor for laparoscopic splenectomy in these patients. Methods: Laparoscopic splenectomy was undertaken in 12 β-thalassemia major patients with massive(More)
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