Margherita Loponte

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BACKGROUND Many studies have investigated the association between chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis (CLT) and papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), but clinical management of this condition has never been addressed specifically, even in recent guidelines. Surprisingly the likelihood of a nodule as being cancerous in a CLT has never been explicitly expressed in(More)
OBJECTIVES Current guidelines for diagnostic management of thyroid nodules are based on a linear approach, using categorial classifications to cluster diagnostic findings and they still lead to unnecessary surgery. A diagnostic scoring system, based on clinical, cytological and ultrasound findings is described. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two groups of patients(More)
AIM Complete transverse rupture of the duodenum as an isolated lesion in blunt trauma can be considered as exceptional. The aim of this report is to discuss diagnostic procedures and surgical options in such an infrequent presentation. CASE EXPERIENCE We report on a 37 year old man who had a total transverse rupture of the duodenum after blunt abdominal(More)
A study on 28 patients undergoing vascular surgery was performed with the aims to confirm the postoperative decrease of serum FT3 value, to study the correlation between Euthyroid Sick Syndrome (ESS) and postoperative complications, to detect a possible correlation between markers of severity of atherosclerosis and ESS. A slight but significant decrease in(More)
AIM Our aim is to present an utterly unique case of sporadic aggressive fibromatosis (AF), infiltrating both the abdominal wall and the colon; and especially, to discuss the usefulness of porcine dermal meshes for the reconstruction of a large parietal gap in contaminated surgery and in an emergency setting. CASE EXPERIENCE We report the case of a 40(More)
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