Marcello Donati

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BACKGROUND An alternative mode of interaction with navigation systems for open liver surgery was requested. Surgeons who use such systems are impeded by having to constantly switch between viewing the navigation system screen and the patient during an operation. METHODS To this end, an auditory display system for open liver surgery is introduced with(More)
The number of old and oldest old patients undergoing surgery of varying severity is increasing. Ageing is a process that changes the performances of most physiological systems and increases susceptibility to diseases and death; accordingly, host responses to surgical stress are altered with ageing and the occurrence of age-related increase in susceptibility(More)
BACKGROUND Resection of the liver is often limited due to the volume of the parenchyma. To address this problem, several approaches to induce hypertrophy were developed. Recently, the 'associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy' (ALPPS) procedure was introduced and led to rapid hypertrophy in a short interval. Additionally(More)
BACKGROUND Intrahepatic gallbladder perforation with chronic liver abscess formation was anecdotically reported in the literature. The aim of this work is to report a case of intrahepatic gallbladder perforation and its atypical clinical presentation. CASE PRESENTATION A 62-year-old male patient came to our observation; his medical history showed(More)
UNLABELLED The relationship between mesh weight and host tissue reaction has, so far, not been fully investigated. Lightweight meshes (LWM) are thought to give less inflammatory response compared with heavyweight meshes (HWM). The present study is a randomized, controlled, double-blind clinical trial performed in 61 patients who underwent an elective(More)
BACKGROUND During oncologic surgery, intraoperative manipulation of tumor tissue is almost unpreventable and causes a high risk of tumor cell dissemination into venous blood. A tumor cell-reducing effect of leukocyte adhesion filter systems has been shown under in vitro conditions. METHODS In a first clinical attempt, leukocyte adhesion filters were(More)