Massimo Meucci

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Laparoscopy is the procedure of choice for the resection of gastric Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) smaller than 2 cm; there is still debate regarding the most appropriate operative approach for larger GISTs. The aims of this study were to evaluate the safety and long-term efficacy of laparoscopic resection of gastric GISTs larger than 2 cm. Between(More)
BACKGROUND Cervical hematoma is hardly a predictable complication of thyroid surgery. Postoperative vomiting has been reported as a likely risk factor. METHODS Five hundred sixty-two patients undergoing thyroidectomy were prospectively enrolled in the study and divided into 2 groups. Patients in group A received ondansetron to prevent postoperative(More)
Obesity-related hypertension is associated with increased activity of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS), increasing arterial stiffness. Aerobic exercise decreases pulse wave velocity (PWV), therefore a treatment option for hypertension and obesity. Assess RAAS activity and PWV before and after 4 weeks of aerobic training in unmedicated,(More)
Laparoscopic intersphincteric resection (ISR) after neoadjuvant chemoradiation is helpful in the management of patients with low rectal cancer. With the advent of this technique, the need for performance of abdominoperineal resection seems to have decreased in patients with very low rectal tumors. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the feasibility(More)
INTRODUCTION Even if T4 is standard treatment for hypothyroidism after thyroidectomy, a treatment with T4 plus T3 has been proposed as an alternative reproducing carefully the physiology of the thyroid. We performed an observational study about the effects of the combined replacement therapy with T4 and T3 in patients who underwent total thyroidectomy. (More)
BACKGROUND The use of endoluminal self-expanding metallic stents is an effective alternative to surgery in neoplastic gastrointestinal tract obstructions. It is often difficult to mark the proximal segment of the stricture under fluoroscopic guidance (due to patient movements or change of markers' position). PATIENTS AND METHODS We placed Ultraflex(More)
BACKGROUND Oncocytic cell neoplasm of the thyroid is currently recognized as a histological entity, but doubts still exist about its clinical and evolutionary categorization. Controversies concern occurrence and frequency of malignant forms, natural history and therapeutic strategies. MATERIALS AND METHODS The authors report six cases of Hürthle cell(More)
Personal experience in the treatment of 93 cases of cancer of the large bowel and rectal localization is reported 32 patients (A group) received blood transfusions, 61 patients (B group) hadn't any transfusions or autotransfusions. Postoperative morbidity was 34.37% in A group and 14.75% in B group. The Authors stress the basic importance of(More)