Maria Concetta Arcerito

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BACKGROUND We evaluated treatment modalities and survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), by pre-treatment and 3-month post-treatment serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) levels and pre-treatment tumor diameters. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 57 patients treated for HCC in our department from January 2002 to December 2012, including their(More)
Background. The current standard of care for patients with large or multinodular noninvasive hepatocellular carcinoma is conventional transarterial chemoembolization (TACE). TACE may also be performed with drug-eluting beads, but serious complications of this procedure have been reported. Methods. Aim of this report is to present a patient affected by(More)
INTRODUCTION The correlation between hypocalcemia and total thyroidectomy could be correlated to the influence practice from the TSH hormone on the thyroid C cells, in fact in conditions of hyperthyroidism the low values of the thyrotropin is correlated to a reduction of the plasmatic concentration of calcitonin and consequently of calcemia. of our study is(More)
A thorough knowledge of thyroid anatomy could reduce the incidence of lesions to the inferior laryngeal nerve. In view of its relationship with the recurrent laryngeal nerve and the parathyroid gland, Zuckerkandl's tuberculum should be considered an anatomical landmark for the recurrent laryngeal nerve in thyroid surgery. The aim of the study was to verify(More)
Introduction. Aim of the present work is to review the literature to point out the role of laparoscopic reversal of Hartmann procedure. Material and Methods. Number of patients, age, sex, etiology, Hinchey classification, interval between procedure and reversal, position of the first trocars, mean operative time (min), number and causes of conversion,(More)
Cancer in a thyroglossal duct cyst is uncommon (incidence: approximately 1%). There are about 250 reported cases in the literature, most of which are papillary cancers or, less frequently, squamous or follicular carcinomas. The preoperative diagnosis of thyroglossal duct cyst carcinoma may be facilitated by an ultrasound neck examination or fine needle(More)
Pancreatic trauma is an uncommon injury, occurring in only about 0.2% of blunt abdominal injuries, while duodenal injuries represent approximately 4% of all blunt abdominal injuries. When trauma of the pancreas and duodenum do not permit reparation, pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) is mandatory. In the reconstructive phase, the use of ductal ligation as an(More)
BACKGROUND Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) is an uncommon and aggressive tumour representing only 5-10% of all thyroid malignancies. MTC arises from parafollicular thyroid cells (C-cells) producing calcitonin hormone. Differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) is the most frequent thyroid tumour (papillary or follicular), representing 80% of all thyroid cancer. DTC(More)
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