Mario Cristaldi

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BACKGROUND AND AIM Despite the fact that bowel ultrasound (US) has recently been proved to be useful in the assessment of bowel diseases, uncertainty persists as to its diagnostic role in patients with complicated Crohn's disease (CD). Therefore, we have prospectively investigated the accuracy of US compared with x ray procedures and intraoperative findings(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Extended total gastrectomy represents, in our experience, 52 out of 443 (11.7%) surgical resections for gastric cancer (1976-1998, 269 total gastrectomies). METHODOLOGY Enlarged resections were performed on left liver lobe (5 cases), transverse colon (8 cases), pancreas body-tail (35 cases), mesocolon (4 cases), diaphragm (6 cases),(More)
AIM To establish whether intestinal ultrasound, clinical or biochemical indices of activity can assess histological features of ileal stenosis in Crohn's disease. METHODS In 43 patients undergoing surgery for a single ileal stenosis, clinical and biochemical parameters, as well as intestinal ultrasound, were assessed prior to surgery. The echo pattern of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Cholangiocarcinoma of the hepatic hilum is a seldom curable lesion when detected and several methods of palliation have been suggested. Bismuth has proposed an intrahepatic cholangiojejunostomy on the third segment of the liver, which in his experience obtains effective biliary drainage with better quality of life compared with other forms(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to evaluate functional results after Billroth I, Billroth II and Roux en Y reconstruction in subtotal gastrectomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS 45 patients were randomised between 1990 and 1995 and stratified in 3 different groups: 15 BI, 15 BII and 15 Roux. They were investigated by EGDS with multiple biopsies and upper(More)
This is a review of the recent advances in total pancreatectomy versus regional pancreatectomy for adenocarcinoma of the head of the pancreas. The rationale for total pancreatectomy comes from a tendency for pancreatic cancer to be multicentric, the absence of the pancreatico-enterostomy and the argument that total pancreatectomy is a better cancer(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)
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)
UNLABELLED Several factors have been involved in the pathogenesis of postoperative hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy (TT). The real cause is yet unclear, but postoperative (p.o), hypoparathyroidism seem s to be the most important factor. MATERIAL AND METHOD 337 patients underwent TT; a systematic and accurate identification and preservation of(More)