Marcello Scarpis

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A case of "sump syndrome", occurred in our department, suggested the discussion about the opportunity of endoscopic operative procedures in choledocholithiasis and in biliary tract surgery complications. Improvement of endoscopic operative procedures allow extensive indication of ERCP sphincterotomy instead of traditional choledochoduodenostomy or(More)
After surgery for hepatic injury as a result of blunt abdominal trauma from a motorcycle accident, an external biliary fistula developed in a young patient. The authors describe the rapid and complete healing of the fistula by use of a nasobiliary catheter. These findings emphasize the importance of endoscopic operative technique for postoperative and(More)
A pedunculated lymphangioma of the esophagus was unexpectedly discovered during an endoscopic investigation performed for epigastric pain in a patient affected by diabetic arteriopathy treated with antiplatelet drugs. The patient neither complained of dysphagia nor other symptoms related to the presence of the lymphangioma which therefore can be considered(More)
Mirizzi syndrome is a rare variant of obstructive jaundice due to compression of the hepatic duct caused by a stone inserted in the cystic duct or in the Hartmann recess and it is referred with a prevalence of 0.05-1% of patients with cholelithiasis. These percentages are, nevertheless, unreliable because only an accurate preoperative cholangiography allow(More)
Rupture of the major veins is a rare complication of abdominal aortic aneurysms and is generally followed by sudden haemodynamic changes, whose importance is strictly dependent on the size of the fistula and rapidity of onset. The final result is invariably hyperdynamic congestive heart failure, oligoanuria and hyperazotemia, expression of renal(More)
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