Marco P. L. Rovati

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Carcinosarcoma of the colon is a rare histopathological entity with uncertain histogenesis, that shows both epithelial and mesenchymal malignant differentiation. Carcinosarcoma rarely affects the gastrointestinal tract and only few cases are reported in the colon. Herein we describe a carcinosarcoma of the ascending colon, with morphological,(More)
HPLC determination of bilirubin conjugates in bile demonstrated a subgroup of patients with cholesterol gallstones who have more monoconjugated than diconjugated bilirubin in their gallbladder bile. None of the patients had abnormal liver function tests nor hemolysis. It was shown that this is not due to differences in liver secretion of the conjugates. In(More)
INTRODUCTION Recently new methods have been experienced to achieve the best surgical results in complete removal of pathological parathyroid tissue; serum I-PTH (1-84) rapid dosage is the most interesting and reliable method. MATERIAL AND METHODS In a group of 11 patients with IPP, diagnosed by high levels of I-PTH, total and ionized serum calcium, 7 were(More)
Extrauterine translocation of intrauterine device (IUD) to peritoneal cavity is an uncommon event, moreover the ovarian embedding of a transmigrated IUD is very rare, and only two previous cases have been reported in the literature. We present a single case treated with laparoscopy. The aims of this study were to focus attention on the utility of(More)
INTRODUCTION We aimed to assess any factors associated with dysplasia regression and with HPV clearance in a cohort of HIV+ patients, with particular focus on cART and gender. METHODS Asymptomatic HIV+ patients of the San Paolo Infectious Disease (SPID) cohort who underwent anoscopy/gynaecological evaluation were enrolled. Anal/cervical brushing were(More)
In spite of the decreasing incidence of gastric carcinoma, as it is reported in recent reports from the U.S.A., total gastrectomy and its surgical indications results and complications, focus the interest of surgeons. We analize 61 cases of total gastrectomy for carcinoma, treated in the years 1982-1992. Perioperative mortality and long term survival appear(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Carcinoma of the head of the pancreas is reported with increasing incidence. The classical Whipple procedure, modified by Traverso and Longmire, is a major surgical undertaking and there is question on its indication in the case of lesions which, although technically resectable, are not susceptible to cure. PATIENTS AND METHODS We review(More)
Primary mesenteric fibromatosis is a rare, histologically benign, pathology which is characterized by fibrous proliferation in the mesentery and made more serious by biological malignancy as it has a high inclination towards involving the visceral abdominal structures in its growth. While the cases reported in the literature describe the attempts to cure(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Surgical treatment of primary liver tumors has undergone significant changes in recent years because of improved surgical and anesthesiological techniques and better pre- and post-operative care. We review our personal series from 1987-1995. METHODOLOGY Of 31 cases of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) observed in the years 1987-1995, 23(More)