Matteo Maternini

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Early laparoscopic cholecystectomy (ELC) is the treatment of choice for acute cholecystitis (AC), but the optimal surgical timing is controversial. The aim of this study was to retrospectively verify the outcome of patients with AC according to different timing of cholecystectomy. Patients undergoing cholecystectomy for AC from 2006 to 2012 were stratified(More)
The incidence of aorto-enteric fistula in the first 5 years after abdominal aortic replacement ranges from 0.3 to 2%. We present a clinical case in which all conventional diagnostic tools failed to demonstrate the aorto-enteric fistula. A 73 year-old male suffering intermittent episodes of melena without signs and symptoms of infection was repeatedly(More)
Idiopathic segmental infarction of the greater omentum is an uncommon condition that should be considered in the differential diagnosis of right-side abdominal pain. The case presented concerns a 40-year old woman admitted with right flank pain. Computed tomography scan of the abdomen showed the characteristic features of greater omentum infarction. Given(More)
CONTEXT Pancreatic cystic lesions are increasingly recognized and comprise different pathological entities. The management of these lesions is challenging, because of inadequate preoperative histological diagnosis. Among this family of lesions, mature cystic teratomas are an extremely rare finding. CASE REPORT We present the case of a 61-year-old man with(More)
BACKGROUND Leukocyte-depleted blood transfusions were introduced to reduce transfusion-associated immunomodulation, but the clinical effects of different types of leukocyte depletion have been analyzed rarely. The aim of this survey was to analyze the clinical impact of pre-storage leukocyte-depleted blood transfusions (considered as pre-storage or(More)
The recent increase in the detection of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) has been influenced by the finding of incidental tumours. To this group, carcinomas measuring less than 1 cm (the so-called microcarcinomas) as well as those above 1 cm belong. Analyzing a case series from our own experience, this paper focuses on the current pre-operative diagnostic(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE In the late's 90' a new surgical treatment, the stapled trans-anal rectal resection (STARR) was born to treat obstructed defecation syndrome (ODS). In this study we retrospectively analyze a series of 450 cases that underwent STARR in 10 years. METHODS Between January 2001 to December 2011, 450 patients, diagnosed with ODS syndrome(More)
AIM To demonstrated the efficacy an safety of a perineal stapled approach to treat the protrusion of the entire layer of the rectum outside the anus in high morbidity patients. MATHERIALS OF STUDY From February 2012 to april 2013, 7 patients (all female, mean age 74,2 years, range 48-88) were operated in our unit with perineal stapled prolapsed resection(More)
Littoral cell angioma (LCA) is a rare primary vascular neoplasm of the spleen. A 54-year-old man was referred to our emergency department for abdominal pain. A CT scan showed multiple round hypodense lesions of various sizes throughout the spleen. The spleen was increased in volume. An MRI confirmed the lesion with a suspect of multiple angiomas vs.(More)
Scopinaro's bilio-pancreatic diversion is considered as an acceptable malabsorptive surgical approach for the treatment of morbid obesity. We describe a case of acute recurrent gastro-intestinal bleeding in a patient with a previous Scopinaro's bilio-pancreatic diversion. At the first admission in our department, gastroscopy, colonoscopy, contrast-enhanced(More)