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Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has become the "gold standard" in the therapy of noncomplicated cholelythiasis. Gallbladder perforation with bile and calculi spreading in the abdominal cavity is one of the most frequent intraoperative complications of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. When not recognized during surgery or unproperly treated, it may lead to(More)
Laparoscopy in the emergency setting is a logical extension of this technique. Open laparoscopy is particularly useful in the management of the acute abdomen. In our institution, after a sequential work-out that includes physical examination, laboratory data, plain abdominal roentgenograms and ultrasonography, diagnostic laparoscopy is advocated. We present(More)
Lesions of the colon are generally considered to be uncommon sequelae of pancreatitis. They include: localized paralytic ileus (colon cut-off sign), necrosis, fistulae, stenosis and varices. On the basis of an extensive review of the literature (432 cases), it is suggested indeed that the real incidence is significant. The anatomic relationship of the large(More)
UNLABELLED We herein present a study conducted on 14 patients presenting cancer of the lower rectum or of the anal canal (10 adenocarcinomas and 4 squamous-cell carcinomas) and submitted to the Miles abdominal perineal resection in which a new perineal sphincter was constructed. PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of this new(More)
"Imaging techniques" have assumed greater clinical value in the further assessment of an endoscopically or radiologically verified neoplastic lesion of the stomach through the ability to evaluate its extent of invasion, metastatic involvement of lymphnodes and/or distant organs. US, CT, and more recently NMR are non-invasive modalities that provide an(More)
Laparoscopy in the emergency setting is a logical extension of this technique. Open laparoscopy is particularly useful in the management of acute abdomen. In fact, after a sequential work-out that includes physical examination, laboratory data, plain abdominal x-rays and ultrasonography, diagnostic laparoscopy is advocated. The Authors herein report a case(More)
Near a century after the first successful total gastrectomy for gastric cancer, the authors review the various technical proposals for digestive tract reconstruction following total gastrectomy. Following a classification based on duodenal circuit, on the viscerum employed and on the creation of pouches and/or anti-reflux mechanisms, pros and cons of the(More)
The development of acute large bowel obstruction secondary to colorectal cancer is very common and, while right hemicolectomy with a primary anastomosis is the accepted procedure for right-sided obstructing tumors, the different strategies performed for left-sided tumors, including staged procedures, Hartmann's procedure, and resection with anastomosis,(More)
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