Marco Messina

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Bronchopulmonary malformations associated with esophageal atresia (EA) and tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) are extremely rare. The authors describe a case of type II congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM) of the right lower lobe associated with EA and TEF (Vogt-Gross type C) in a full-term female infant. The CCAM presented as an incidental(More)
Herlyn-Werner-Wunderlich syndrome (HWWS) is a rare congenital mullerian anomaly consisting of uterus didelphys, hemivaginal septum, and unilateral renal agenesis [1,2]. Most authors reported cases of Herlyn-Werner-Wunderlich syndrome with prepuberal or postpuberal onset with cyclical abdominal pain and a vaginal mass (3-8). Only six cases are reported in(More)
In the setting of the curative oncological surgery, the gastric surgery is exposed to complicated upper gastrointestinal leaks, and consequently the management of this problem has become more critically focused than was previously possible. We report here three cases of placement of a partially silicone-coated SEMS (Evolution Controlled Release Esophageal(More)
Mycobacterium triplex was first described in 1996. This nontuberculous Mycobacterium causes a severe pulmonary disease in immunocompromised patients but it can involve also healthy patients. A literature search was made on the PubMed database and it produced only few cases of children with cervical lymphadenitis due to this Mycobacterium Triplex. We are(More)
Zollinger-Ellison syndrome is an often progressive, persistent and frequently life-threatening disease, described for the first time as characterized by ulceration of the upper jejunum, hypersecretion of gastric acid and non-beta islet cell tumors of the pancreas; this syndrome is due to the hypersecretion of gastrin. We report a case of Zollinger-Ellison(More)
AIM To evaluate the prevalence of John Cunningham virus (JC virus) in a small cohort of patients with colon cancer and to assess its presence in hepatic metastasis. METHODS Nineteen consecutive patients with histologically diagnosed colon cancer were included in our study, together with ten subjects affected by histologically and serologically diagnosed(More)
In this study we want to demonstrate the effectiveness of the esophagogastric dissociation as a first level operation in treatment of the gastroesophageal reflux in severe neurologically impaired children, in term of a reduction of reoperation rate. We divided patients operated from 1998 to 2005 in a group A, composed by children treated with(More)
Prostate cancer is the first cause of skull metastases in men, accounting for 12-18% of all cases. This condition is generally a late event in the course of the disease, involving patients with disseminated lesions. Quite rarely is skull involvement the first and single site of distant recurrence. We report the case of a patient who developed a single skull(More)
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have an increased risk of developing intestinal cancer. The magnitude of that increased risk as well as how best to mitigate it remain a topic of ongoing investigation in the field. It is important to quantify the risk of colorectal cancer in association with IBD. The reported risk varies widely between(More)
Influenza vaccination is generally recommended for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) patients, but no data are available about the activity of this vaccine after treatment with rituximab-containing regimens. We evaluated the humoral response to the trivalent seasonal influenza vaccine in a group of NHL patients in complete remission for ≥6 mo (median, 29 mo)(More)