Matteo Maternini

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PURPOSE 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. METHODS Patients undergoing cholecystectomy for AC from 2006 to(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)
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)
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)
CONTEXT Pancreatic pseudocysts are relatively common complications of pancreatitis. A pseudocyst can result from an episode of acute pancreatitis, exacerbation of chronic pancreatitis, or trauma. Treatment is indicated for persistent, symptomatic pseudocysts and in the case of related complications. CASE REPORT We describe the case of a 66-year-old man(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)
INTRODUCTION Perianal giant condyloma acuminatum is a rare clinical condition related to human papillomavirus infection and characterized by a circumferential, exophytic, cauliflower-like mass with an irregular warty surface localized in the anal region. TECHNIQUE A circular incision with a diathermocoagulator was performed on macroscopically healthy(More)