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BACKGROUND Whether laparoscopic colorectal resection improved recovery within an enhanced recovery program was investigated. METHODS This study was designed as a query of a prospectively maintained colorectal database to identify 350 patients who underwent elective colorectal resection with primary anastomosis for colorectal cancer between January 1, 2005(More)
In a non-specialized setting, laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (LDG) for locally advanced diseases remains controversial, particularly given to the technical demands of the learning curve required to perform an adequate resection with D2 lymph node dissection. Inclusion criteria for this statistically generated matching controlled study were all patients who(More)
A 15 years old patient was taken to the operative room for an explorative laparotomy due to abdominal pain and a pelvic spleen at preoperative computed tomography: was pointed out the absence of all splenic ligamentous attachments and short gastric vessels with a consequently dislocation of a bigger and congested spleen in the pelvis. This organ, wrapped in(More)
INTRODUCTION The common removal of smooth muscle during stapled hemorrhoidectomy had raised concerns about its effects on postoperative anorectal function. The purpose of the study is to confirm the high frequency of the involvement of smooth muscle fibers in stapled hemorrhoidectomy and to determine its association with postoperative findings. METHODS(More)
AIM Despite the laparoscopic right hemicolectomy has been validated by many randomized prospective trials, clear evidences on the validity of the totally mini-invasive technique, namely, through intracorporeal anastomosis, are still lacking. The aim of this study was the assessment of short-term outcome within three months from laparoscopic right colectomy(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Accumulating evidence indicates that acetaldehyde (AcCHO) is one of the main mediators of fibrogenesis in alcoholic liver disease. AcCHO stimulates synthesis of fibrillar collagens in hepatic stellate cells, but the molecular events directly involved in the activation of collagen genes are debatable. METHODS Peroxisome(More)
PURPOSE To verify if in large haemorrhoidal prolapse (independently from the degree) in patients with no symptoms of obstructed defaecation syndrome, the use of a stapled hemorrhoidopexy variant, comprising a double stapler haemorrhoidopexy (DSH), makes it possible to reduce the percentage of failures or relapses and to standardise an objective(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with the presence of tumor thrombus in hepatic veins and vena cava, until the atrium (RATT), is correlated with poor prognosis and with risk of tricuspid valve occlusion, congestive heart failure, and pulmonary embolism. METHODS Three patients with HCC on cirrhotic liver with RATT were studied. Operative(More)
The widespread popularity of new surgical technologies such as laparoscopy, thoracoscopy and robotics has led many surgeons to treat esophageal diseases with these methods. The expected benefits of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) mainly include reductions of postoperative complications, length of hospital stay, and pain and better cosmetic results. All of(More)