Licinio Angelini

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In a multiinstitutional review, data on 396 patients with benign solitary or multiple insulinomas operated on in 15 centers were collected. In these 396 patients, 419 laparotomies (375 primary procedures and 44 reoperations) were performed. The rate of unnecessary laparotomies was 1.7%. Complications occurred after 132 operations (31.5%), requiring 27(More)
Tele-mentoring is an interactive experimental method that allows young surgeons' education by distant learning tutoring of an expert surgeon. The problem about assessment of efficacy and quality of computer-assisted instruction is under evaluation today. Tele-mentoring is supported by videoconferencing system and it is not an exclusive methodology but an(More)
The sonographic appearance of 141 hepatic and abdominal hydatid cysts was studied in 63 patients undergoing therapy with benzoimidazolic compounds. The cysts were evaluated for size, margins of the cyst wall, and echo pattern of cyst contents to establish the response to the drugs. Changes seen on ultrasound (US) scans were classified as decrease in size,(More)
The intraoperative ultrasound (IOUS) is a diagnostic technique, of not recent introduction in the clinical practice, that nevertheless has not yet achieved the capillary and extensive diffusion that would deserve for his elevated sensitivity and specificity in the study of parenchymas (particularly liver and pancreas) as well as in the study alterations of(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of inoperable pancreatic cancer pain is of paramount importance. The ineffectiveness of pharmacological agents has led many investigators to recommend chemical neurolysis of the celiac ganglions for pain control. This procedure may be performed under either fluoroscopic or computed tomography (CT) guidance, or it may accompany(More)
The degree of lymphocytic infiltration in and around breast tumours together with sinus histiocytosis and follicular hyperplasia in regional lymph nodes has been studied in 310 cases of breast cancer treated with standard radical mastectomy. The presence of these features was regarded as evidence of host resistance against the tumour and made possible the(More)
BACKGROUND Percutaneous biopsy (BP) is a valid alternative to open surgical biopsy. The aim of our study was to evaluate the results and diagnostic value of vacuum-assisted core biopsy (VACB; Mammotome) and advanced breast biopsy instrumentation (ABBI). METHODS From June 1999 to December 2001, 360 BPs were performed: all patients had dubious mammography(More)