Manuele Grazia

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BACKGROUND Acute pouchitis, an idiopathic inflammatory condition of the ileal pouch anal anastomosis, is the most frequent complication after proctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis. AIM To test the hypothesis that sulfasalazine (SASP) might have a synergistic beneficial effect in acute pouchitis, by combining the anti-inflammatory activity of(More)
Multiple chondromatous hamartomas (MCH) of the lung are very rare: only 16 cases have been reported to date. In young women, the tumours may be a manifestation of Carney triad (gastric leiomyoblastoma, pulmonary hamartoma and extra-adrenal paraganglioma) or Cowden syndrome (mucocutaneous lesions, multiple benign tumors of internal organs and increased risk(More)
Pulmonary blastomas are a group of rare malignant neoplasms subdivided into three categories: classic biphasic pulmonary blastoma (CBPB), well-differentiated fetal adenocarcinoma (WDFA), and pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB). We report herein the cases of two men with CBPB. Both were heavy smokers and presented with a history of hemoptysis. Physical(More)
Radioimmunoguided surgery (RIGS) has proven its worth, especially when used in primary, recurrent, and metastatic colon-rectum adenocarcinomas, and in liver metastases from other intestinal adenocarcinomas. Until now, RIGS has not been investigated for lung cancer surgery, chiefly because of problems related to the blood pool radioactivity background which(More)
Acute massive haemopneumothorax is frequently related to open or blunt chest trauma, whereas spontaneous haemopneumothorax is rare and may be due to multiple hereditary exostosis (MHE). We report a case of acute massive spontaneous and relapsed haemopneumothorax occurring during a volleyball match, and caused by solitary costal exostosis. Thoracoscopy(More)
Secondary spontaneous pneumothorax (SSP) is a rare complication of chemotherapy for pulmonary metastases and to the best of our knowledge, only 28 cases have been described, most of which occurred in patients with osteosarcoma or germ cell tumors. We present herein the case of a 56-year-old woman in whom bilateral and recurrent SSP was caused by the rupture(More)
A 61 year old man was admitted with acute breathlessness. A computed tomographic (CT) scan showed a pleural mass 20 cm in diameter occupying the whole right hemithorax and causing massive lung atelectasis, with the exception of a small part of the upper lobe (fig 1A). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a right pleural effusion with right hemidiaphragm(More)
The anaesthesiologist plays a central role in co-ordinating the combined application of the various blood saving techniques. In fact, to carry out transfusion therapy correctly, the anaesthesiologist must plan the right number of units of predeposit blood during the first examination, estimate the salvage of intra and post operative blood loss and spread(More)