Matteo Annoni

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Primary colorectal lymphoma is an infrequent disease of unknown origin and with a growing incidence. Primary colorectal lymphoma accounts for only about 0.2% of large intestinal malignancies. The aim of this study is to review, identify and underline risk factors, presentation, treatment and prognosis of primary colorectal lymphoma, using the three most(More)
Colonic stents potentially offer effective palliation for patients with bowel obstruction attributable to incurable malignancy, and a "bridge to surgery" for those in whom emergency surgery would necessitate a stoma. Literature search of the Medline, Scopus and Cochrane Library was performed to identify comparative studies reporting outcomes on colonic(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this experience was to define patient characteristics, aneurysm anatomy and presentation, types of utilized repair options, and temporal changes over 2 decades in the management of femoral artery aneurysms (FAAs). METHODS Between January 1988 and December 2009, 27 patients with a total of 35 true FAAs were analyzed. Histologic(More)
Operative treatment of celiac trunk aneurysms has traditionally involved open repair using simple ligation, interposition graft, resection, and direct repair or antegrade bypass from the aorta; recently, endovascular techniques have been proposed in selected cases. We report a 60-year-old man presenting with a celiac trunk aneurysm that we treated with a(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Several studies have demonstrated that endoscopic thyroidectomy is a safe technique. Aim of the study is to evaluate the feasibility of video-assisted thyroidectomy (VAT) performed by a junior surgeon. MATERIALS AND METHODS We consider 67 consecutive standard VAT gasless approaches. VAT was performed by an under 35-years-old surgeon(More)
One of the most important trends in intraoperative neural monitoring (IONM) in thyroid surgery is currently the real-time monitoring of the vagus nerve (VN) in order to prevent recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) iatrogenic damages. Notably, continuous intraoperative neuromonitoring (C-IONM) seems to be superior to intermitted intraoperative neural monitoring(More)
Lymph node status is the most important prognostic factor for colorectal carcinoma. Complete lymph node dissection has historically been an integral part of the surgical treatment of these diseases. Sentinel lymph node mapping is a newer technology that allows selective removal of the first node draining a tumor. Sentinel node mapping is well accepted for(More)
Microsatellite instability (MSI) is observed in approximately 13% of colorectal cancers. Genes containing a mononucleotide microsatellite in the coding sequence are particularly prone to inactivation in MSI tumourigenesis, and much work has been conducted to identify genes with high repetitive tract mutation rates in these tumours. MSI caused by deficient(More)
Colorectal cancer is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Both genetic and environmental factors contribute to cancer aetiology. About 15-20% of all colorectal cancers are familial. Approximately 6% of colorectal cancers can be attributed to recognizable heritable germline mutations. The discovery of genes responsible for inherited forms of colorectal(More)
Thyroid surgery, one of the most common interventions in endocrine surgery, is practiced by many specialists who perform this procedure exclusively. It accounts for the bulk of work even in reference centers that treat rare endocrine tumors (e.g. adrenal and gastrointestinal tract cancer). Better results are obtained by experienced and skilled operators.(More)